OS X Migrate user account to a different user account on another computer

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Have a client with a few Mac machines, his needs to go in for repair and what I want to do is migrate his user account to another computer (10.4.11) its not a problem using migration assistant, the only problem is that the other computer also has an account with his exact name  on it, is there a way during the migration to force it to migrate the user account to a completely different named account?
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I think your best option would be to rename one of the accounts before migration.  It would be a better option and faster too.

This tool might help you either way -- changeshortname



I decided to do a carbon copy cloner and boot off an external drive and let it run that way for now until we get the repaired machine back

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