move old account to new account

Hi,
I want an old user account to migrate to a new user account (account of old secretary to new secretary) in windows 2003 SBS. Mainly the user name and password need to be changed, but all the rights on other mailboxes and file system need to stay the same.
How can I do this the easiest way?

Thanks,

Roger
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In manage users, click rename.  Then, after you rename the account there, double click it and on the properties sheets, go to the account tab and rename the login name.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Easiest way is to rename the account and change/reset the password.
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rogerbergerAuthor Commented:
Yes, but there is no option to rename an account. I found out earlier that I can rename the account but that it will run 'underneath' as the old account and I had f.e. to log in still with the old username.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What are you talking about?  The only thing that doesn't get renamed is the user profile directory and home drive path.  These are inconsequential things that, if you REALLY want to waste the time, you can edit the registry/account properties and reset anyway.
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_FredCommented:
ILeew is right, but there are a few things you must consider: do you want the new user to have the same local profile or do you want him to have a new one? will the new user have the same email address? will the new user have a new blank mailbox or will he use the old users'?
Deppending on the answers to this question you will have to take different actions.
But there is one you will want to do for sure: change the logon names - at ADUC chose properties of the user, at the Account tab change booth logon names.
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rogerbergerAuthor Commented:
Well,
I tried to rename it and it worked without a problem. I don't know what I did wrong the last time.

Thanks,

Roger
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