Bulk change of users Logon name in win 2003 / 2008 mixed servers, exch 2003
Posted on 2011-02-17
Due to a change to the naming policy, I need to rename around 1500 user
accounts in active directory (Windows Server 2003 &win2008r2 , mixed Mode)
The user logon name (on the Account tab) is currently 1st initial Last name.
It needs to be changed to the employee #.
I can live with a text file that has all the user details (CSV?) because
this is a one time job and I rather be safe then sorry and I think I'd
rather not let the script run fully automatically.
Any ideas on how to do a bulk rename of user account - logon name in active directory
I can export.. and via excel replace name with employee #... through a macro. but i am very hesitant to import it back in.. for fear of trashing AD.
on a simillar note.. I notice when I do a manual change of the user logon name (on the account Tab) in AD. it messes up all the shared folders & resources that the user had access to... and also the My docs folder that they had attached... now it is all fixable.. but with 1500 users this will be a chore.
so is there a way to automate this so when a change is made .. all the permission are fixed also.