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Windows 7: Usernames in CMD windows


24 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Usernames in CMD windows

I have assigned a computer to 'nmoses' and then changed the user name to 'frontdesk' after nmoses quit. I just noticed in the cmd/dos window that nmoses still exists and frontdesk is nowhere to be found. Is there a way to change once and for all all nmoses to frondesk?


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24 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

When you rename an account the profile is not renamed. The problem is that there are probably references to the original name in the registry. Locating and correcting all these references is difficult and prone to error. For that reason the use profile is left alone.
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24 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jimny,

In addition, the only true way to do this would be to create a new account and delete the old one when ready.
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24 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jimny,

In addition, the only true way to do this would be to create a new account and delete the old one when ready.
I thought I did that, that is why I am puzzled.
I will try it again and create a new user and then see what MSDos window says.
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24 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Your reference to CMD windows is confusing. What is the window displaying and how is this different from what you expect?
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24 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

CMD says nmoser...the Windows environement say FrontDeskName:  LogIn.png
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24 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Jimny,

From your first post, it had seemed that you only renamed an existing account instead of creating a new one. Is that correct?
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