Renaming a local Windows user

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

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

  • The user name that you specify must meet the following requirements:

    • Must not exceed 20 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 Users tab, select the user that you want to rename, and then click Rename.

  5. In the Rename User window, specify a new name for the user.

  6. Confirm the new name, and then click Rename.


The user name is changed, and the new name is listed in the Users tab.

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