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After domain rename, user logon points to old domain

Posted on 2012-08-16
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I just completed a successful domain rename.  However, I just noticed that most all of the users AD account's logon name still point to the old domain.  In other words, if you view the properties of a users AD account, the user logon name is username@olddomain. I can manually click the drop down arrow and choose the new domain, however, there are about 500 user accounts that need to be changed.

How can I change this property for all accounts at one time?

Thanks!
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
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You can simply use for that MS DS Tools. On a DC in command-line type

to prepare users list
dsquery user -samid * -limit 0 | dsget user -samid | find /v "dsget" | find /v "samid" >>c:\users.txt

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and now, you can simply update users
for /f %i in (c:\users.txt) do dsquery user -samid %i | dsmod user -upn %i@NewDNSDomainName -c

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example new UPN %i@testenv.local

and UPN will be changed

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Thanks so much for your help..
When I run this command
for /f %i in (c:\users.txt) do dsquery user -samid %i | dsmod user -upn %i@NewDNSDomainName -c
                                           
I get an error stating -c is an unknown parameter...any ideas why?
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No problem, you're welcome :)

strange -c means continue if any error found. Try to skip that -c and check if it would work for you :)

Krzysztof
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This worked perfectly.  Thanks!
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