The Rename allows you to change any of the following:
| Common Name (CN), |
aka directory object name.
| The LDAP name of the object, as stored in the AD. |
| Full name || The combined first and last name, by default. |
| User logon name || The User Principal Name (UPN), <UserName>@<Domain Name>. |
| User logon name (before Windows 2000) || The NetBIOS style user name, <Domain Name>\<UserName>. |
If you select an account and press Rename, only the CN of the object in the AD is changed. You are then presented with a Rename User dialog which allows you to change the First name, Last name, Full name, User logon name and User logon name (Pre-Windows 2000).
To only change a User logon name, right-click the account and press Properties. Select the Account tab and make the appropriate changes. Press OK and close the dialog.
See tip 2997.
See tip 2751.