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How to Rename Local User Account Using PowerShell

To rename a local user account in PowerShell, use the `Rename-LocalUser` command. This command renames a local user account.

Here, is the PowerShell code to rename a local user account.

Rename-LocalUser [-Name] <String[]> [-NewName] <String> [-SID] <SecurityIdentifier[]>  [-InputObject] <LocalUser[]>

In this article, we will discuss how to rename a local user account using the PowerShell Rename-LocalUser command.

Rename a Local User Account Using PowerShell

To rename a local user account in PowerShell, use the Rename-LocalUser cmdlet with the Name parameter to specify the local user account name,

Rename-LocalUser -Name "TestUser2" -NewName "AdminTestUser2"

In the above PowerShell script, the Rename-LocalUser cmdlet renames the local user account name specified by the Name parameter โ€œTestUser2โ€ to โ€œAdminTestUser2โ€œ.

To check if the user account is renamed or not, use the Get-LocalUser command given below.

 Get-LocalUser -Name "AdminTestUser2"

The output of the above PowerShell script gets the local user account details including his name, enable status, and description.

Rename a local user account in PowerShell
Rename a local user account in PowerShell

Conclusion

I hope the above article on how to use the Rename-LocalUser command in PowerShell to rename a local user account is helpful to you.

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Related Links

Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts Module

Add-LocalGroupMember

Get-LocalUser

Get-LocalGroupMember

New-LocalUser

Enable-LocalUser

Disable-LocalUser

Set-LocalUser

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