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Change Windows Username

Using The JumpCloud Sysprep Application

Administrators can use the JumpCloud Sysprep Application to update existing local account usernames.
Find steps for installing and using the JumpCloud Sysprep Application here. 

Manual Steps

Before changing an existing user, make sure you have read and understand the considerations noted in Naming Convention for Users.

  • Windows will not rename the home directory, but security permissions will be updated to the new username
  • Any applications that may have depended on the old username may not be updated by the User Account wizard.  Be sure to test any applications before making production changes
  • Renaming a User Account Does Not Automatically Change the Profile Path

Log into the system using an administrator account that is not the account being renamed. From a command line or PowerShell, run the User Accounts Management wizard.
PS C:\Users\Administrator> netplwiz

Select the user, then Properties

Change the User name value to match the Username in the JumpCloud directory.  Click OK and restart the system. 

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018 10:17AM MDT

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