Rename or copy user ID in SBS 2011

I'm running SBS 2011. I have a user that I'm being asked to change their user ID. We use "cryptic" user ID's that represent their job duties, so if a user is the director of the maintenance, their user ID might be dom01. If that user leaves and is replaced, the new user would be given the user ID dom02.  In this case  they want the user ID to more closely match the position that the user does. So the user might be xyz01, and my upline wants to change it to abc01. The user's  job is not changing and they still need access to all the same mapped drives, shortcuts, and email. This change also includes being able to get email as the new user ID. I'm wondering what you would recommend, renaming the user or copying the user and starting "fresh"?
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RantCanSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I recommend copying the user. It preserves the settings you need and allows you to set the name required by your upline.
redwing1934Author Commented:
Wouldn't renaming so the same thing? All the settings would still in place and if you change the alias and E-mal Address Tab, the mailbox would still have all of her old email, wouldn't it?
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Don't bother creating a new user, you'll just end up with loads of unnecessary accounts.

Rename the user via the SBS Console, this will also give you the option to change the email address of the user.

The only problem you're going to have is redirected folders and user share folders if you use these.  These will not auto update so you will need to rename them manually.

Personally I think its a strange way or organising users though.

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redwing1934Author Commented:
Thanks, David. I'm all set and the user is working in both AD and Exchange. Yes, it is a weird way to name users, but it was started before I came here by a former military gentlemen. (A salute to all you current and former military members. You guys are awesome!)
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