Renaming a local Windows group

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You can use System Manager to rename a local Windows group to identify the group more easily.

About this task
  • The new group name must be created in the same domain as the old group name.

  • The group name must meet the following requirements:

    • Must not exceed 256 characters

    • Must not end in a period

    • Must not include commas

    • Must not include any of the following printable characters: " / \ [ ] : | < > + = ; ? * @

    • Must not include characters in the ASCII range 1 through 31, which are non-printable

  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the Host Users and Groups pane, click Windows.

  4. In the Groups tab, select the group that you want to rename, and then click Rename.

  5. In the Rename Group window, specify a new name for the group.


The local group name is changed, and the group is listed with the new name in the Groups window.

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