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name change in edirectory and windows 7

After renaming a username I am unable to login because the local account password is not valid. When I log in using the old username I am unable to login but it is still logging onto the old user account.

When I try to add the new username from control panel the new username reverts to the old username.
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The eDirectory account has nothing to do with Local Novell Security.
They are completely separate.

If using some version of ZENworks, there may be a link but then you need
to post in the ZENworks forum for your version of ZENworks.
(A completely different Paid Novell Product with its own Client.)

On 10/15/2012 10:26 AM, fishoil wrote:
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> After renaming a username I am unable to login because the local account
> password is not valid. When I log in using the old username I am unable
> to login but it is still logging onto the old user account.
>
> When I try to add the new username from control panel the new username
> reverts to the old username.
>
>



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we are using zenworks but to me, it seems like a windows 7 local username issue but I may be wrong
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when trying to add a user account on windows 7 the new domain name reverts back to the old name
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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

The Novell cLient has nothing to do with the Local Windows Client.
All it does is talk to NCP Servers.
It plays no role in local windows authentication.


On 10/15/2012 10:56 AM, fishoil wrote:
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> we are using zenworks but to me, it seems like a windows 7 local
> username issue but I may be wrong
>
>



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Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
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I am just trying to understand why the directory account is not being created with the name change
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the new account associates itself with the old directory account
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Commander
Commander

The Novell username has nothing to do with the Windows username.
Changing one will have no effect on the other.

You can use Zenworks to make them match using Dynamic Local User.

On 10/15/2012 12:46 PM, fishoil wrote:
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> the new account associates itself with the old directory account
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>


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