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How can I rename a local user account from the XP command prompt?

Is there a NET.EXE personality that I've missed? (I also didn't see anything under Useful Commandline Commands on Windows.) Thanks.

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From my research, NET USER cannot rename a local user account. Domain accounts can be renamed at a command line with dsmod, but that is of no use to you. You must use either a vbscript to do this or a special utility such as renuser.exe (which I can't find a link to).

Link to a VBScript that might be of use to you: http://www.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin/2003-05/0596.html

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