Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.
|To rename a local user account|
Open Computer Management.
In the console tree, click Users.
- Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users
- Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Users
Right-click the user account that you want to rename, and then click Rename.
Type the new user name, and then press ENTER.
- To perform this procedure, you must provide
credentials for the Administrator account on the local computer (if
you are prompted), or you must be a member of the Administrators
group on the local computer.
- Because it retains its security identifier
(SID), a renamed user account retains all its other properties,
such as its description, password, group memberships, user profile,
account information, and any assigned permissions and user
- A user name cannot be identical to any other
user name or group name of the computer that is being administered.
A user name can contain up to 20 uppercase characters or lowercase
characters, except for the following:
" / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < > @
A user name cannot consist solely of periods (.) or spaces.