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i have a small network thats managed by a windows server 2003 box with active directory and microsoft exchange. I want to rename my username but want to know if anything is going to be affected by it.

Specially. do i have to make any changes to exchange? is it as simple as changing the name, logging off and logging back on again?

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Exchange will take care of itself. File and Folder permissions will remain intact and will reflect the new username. Profile folders will retain the old username.

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Uh.... what he said. :-) –  ThatGraemeGuy Nov 20 '09 at 14:13
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Just remember to add an alias from the old username to the new, assuming you want that to happen. I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen on its own.

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scripts that use %USERNAME% could fail but I expect you would already know about those if you had written any

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Your account name will change but not your SID, files and folders permissions won't change nor your exchange mailbox.

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