How Does Renaming an Active Directory Group Impact User Access to folders.

How Does Renaming an Active Directory Group Impact User Access to folders.

I have AD security group that has access to folders.
I would ike to rename that Security Group to different display name and account name. I mean later when you look at any of the folder/subfolder/file security permissions you should see the new name instead of the old one.

What is the best way to accomplish that without interrupting user access to their files and folders.

Thank you
jskfanAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
It doesn't affect anything. The name is used only for human use, the SID is what AD uses for identification so as long as you don't mess with the SID it will be fine and will display the new name anywhere it's referenced.

edit: basically change the name to whatever you want to be and you'll see that name and permissions will remain the same.
0
Shimshey RosenbergSysAdminCommented:
File and folder access should not be affected by changing the display name of an AD Security group, as they are associated with the underlying unique SID. However, custom scripts or applications that refer to the the group name with the actual name will be affected.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.