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Rename My Documents for user

Posted on 2012-09-11
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Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I have a user name that I must rename in AD (2008).  In AD I understand how to rename, and have user sign on to XP with new username.

This part works, but the Documents and Settings still shows old name.  Is there a means to rename the old name to the new name, without causing a lot a grief?
Question by:jhinson

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bharrington83 earned 1000 total points
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Not without a lot of grief.  You could backup their files, remove the profile and create a new one then copy back the files.  That's the grief.
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by:Sarang Tinguria
Sarang Tinguria earned 1000 total points
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Though you are changing the names but the SID mapped to user profile will not change
So if its about one user I would have created a new user ID and then migrate the profile

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