[windows2000] Re: AD Change user name

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 08:43:20 +0200

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 12:16:36 -0400, Sullivan, Glenn wrote:

I've had similar problems with a PhD-student at the dept who got
married, and changed her last name. After I changed her last name
in the account properties, the "display name" also changed to the
correct one, but when I fiddle with folder permissions, her account
always displays with her *old* last name, no matter what, syncing
the DCs or not. Doesn't matter if the folder is newly created or an
old one, one she'd had from before the name change.


Any idea why this might be?

>I've never had any problems...
>Make the change, and make sure that the domain is in synch before she
>logs in again.
>Depending on her client operating system, she may or may not get a new
>profile... If she does, just use the "User Profiles" tab of the
>computer's properties to copy the old profile over the new one, and set
>the correct permissions.
>Let me know if you need me to expand upon any of this, or if you want a
>script to force domain synchronization... 
>Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
>David Clark Company Inc. 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tasita Ebacher
>Posted At: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 11:58 AM
>Posted To: Windows 2000
>Conversation: [windows2000] AD Change user name
>Subject: [windows2000] AD Change user name
>Should I be able to change a username in Win2K AD Users & Computers??
>I was under the impression (from the Win2K Server MSCE guide) that I
>should be able to just change a user's username in Active Directory
>Users & Computers if their name changed... But, I did this in the past
>and it cause all sorts of problems!!!
>For example, I had a user who got married and changed her name.  So, I
>just changed her last name and username to match...  She wasn't able to
>logon with the new username at all!  I don't remember the exact order of
>what I had to do to get it to work properly, but I know I had to remove
>her user account completely and add it back in a few times plus a few
>reboots of the server before I got it working.
>The problem is, now I have to do this again, and I don't want it to be
>such a trouble this time!!
>Any pointers?  Is this supposed to work, or does this just not work at
>all in your experiences?



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