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Active directory - changing users name and keeping profile

How do I keep the correct (current) profile on the desktop when I change a users name on the active directory server?
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TechyT
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loginzhangCommented:
STEP5&6Hi, you need do as the following:

1. change username in AD
2. login client PC with administrator rights
3. rename C:\Users\OLDUSERNAME to C:\Users\NEWUSERNAME
if it is a XP, the folder is C:\Documents and Settings
4. open regedit.exe with admin rights
5. GO TO HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
6. Find the currect folder with SID
7. change ProfileImagePath Vaule to new folder
8. REBOOT

BTW: DO NOT SUGGEST TO DO THAT.
The best way is login with new profile. then copy folders between C:\Users\OLDUSERNAME and C:\Users\NEWUSERNAME
You can recovery files & applications settings easily via this way.
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TechyTAuthor Commented:
thank you so much that will work!!!
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