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Renaming AC Accounts

Posted on 2014-02-19
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Hi,

A customer wants their AD logons changed from 'w_alias' to 'forename.surname'. I have done this on a test account, rename when okay, the redirected documents folder worked okay, but the redirected desktop still points to the old account name. I tried this on three other machine with two accounts but get the same.

The folder redirection is handled by Group Policy and are on the same GPO. All clients are on Windows 7 SP1 64bit.

gpupdate /force did not work.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

-GNS
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by:ggntt
ID: 39870006
Title should be 'Renaming AD Accounts'
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by:Coralon
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You have to manually rename those directories at the same time.  Otherwise, as you observed, it is going to maintain the pointers to the existing directories.  

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by:Olaf De Ceuster
ID: 39872134
Need to manually do this in :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
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Mahesh earned 2000 total points
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Even if you change user logon name, its SID remains same.
As a result, your redirected folder access is retained and more even they are already got created.
Simply system will do not rename those folders for you as they are already exists with permissions, either you need to redirect it to another folder again or need to rename manually

Mahesh
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by:ggntt
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Hi All,

Thanks for that. So after renaming the AD accounts, I have to amend the registry on all 109 PCs and laptops?

-GNS
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
ID: 39912079
Yes
You can automate it with a batch file.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727154.aspx
Roll out the batch file with GP.
Olaf
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