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Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hi Experts,

For some issue I want to change the AD account of one of our users.  We having a 2003 domain with Exchange 2007 integrated with it.

I would like to know how to change AD account with a different username of course and keep same email account/address.  Is that possible practically ?

Abby
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by:cjrmail2k
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Yes ,you can just change the surname in AD. Also if you want you can add an SMTP address to the users profile with the new surname. (on the exchange server ADUC)
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by:Mike Kline
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Yes you can do that from an AD perspective you should be ok; take a look at this question I helped with

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_24607520.html

Americom's last comment about profile paths and login scripts are things to lookout for.

From exchange just add an SMTP address for the person's new name; keep the old ones too so they don't get bounces for people that are still using their old address.

This is fairly common (especially when employees get married and change their last name)

Thanks

Mike
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by:Amit
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Find that user in AD, right click and select Rename. That's all.
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by:Abbas9889
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Thanks Guys for your prompt replies...

I meant not just changing the first name and last name... I want to change the complete AD account, which means the login ID will change and the SID will change...

Can I do that and add the old exchange account's smtp address to this new AD account ???

Regards.
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by:Abbas9889
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To make it more simple :

Current Scenario is there is one user account is AD which is TEST1 and corresponding exchange email account is TEST1@abc.com.

Now, for some reasons we want to delete AD account TEST1 and create a new AD account to TEST2 (create a new account, new SID will be created) for this user, however, this new account should have email address as TEST1@abc.com (dont want to change the mail address basically.)

Hope its clear now.
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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You could link Test2 to the mailbox    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201701(EXCHG.80).aspx

....test that first though.

Thanks

Mike
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