Renaming Active Directory user accounts
Posted on 2013-07-01
I hope you are all well and can help.
I have been tasked with providing the steps required in renaming Active Directory user accounts.
The goal of the renaming is that after the account has been renamed, the user will still have exactly the same access to their data as before the change. So I'm trying to get across all things that I should be aware of prior to doing this.
One of these things is the following:
What we have to keep in mind is that users of these accounts have a home directory set with their user account as part of the path to that home directory.
So for example,
Bob will have a home directory set as:
Bob has personal data stored in the above.
If we have to change Bob's Active directory user account to bjones, so it looks like:
Then what I would like to know is:
What steps would you guys take to ensure bob can still access his home directory data?
Any help on this and any other things that we should be aware of, woud be greatly appreciated.