Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 685
  • Last Modified:

How do I change a users logon, mailbox, account name?

A user has informed me that their account name is wrong and has requested it to be changed. from to (example of course). How do I accomplish this with losing account data?
1 Solution
There are a 2 different ways you can do this as explained here and keeping the data is the main goal:
Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
First of all...what email system are you using?  We need this information to be able to help you.
ID10TzAuthor Commented:
icorps: reading right now
ScottCha: Exchange 2003
Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
Ok.  Then icorps post should have you covered.
In exchange 2003  Go to Active Directory Users and Computers.  Right click the user and rename.  A box will appear to ask you to update all user parameters.  If recipient update services are running it will change the E-Mail alias for you or you can go to the account properties under E-Mail address and update them manually.  Make sure the AD users and computers has the exchange tools installed.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now