Active directory - changing users name and keeping profile

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-16
How do I keep the correct (current) profile on the desktop when I change a users name on the active directory server?
Question by:TechyT
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    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

    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.

    Author Closing Comment

    thank you so much that will work!!!

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