Rename-​Local​User

Renames a local user account.

Syntax

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

Description

The Rename-LocalUser cmdlet renames a local user account.

Examples

Example 1: Rename a user account

PS C:\> Rename-LocalUser -Name "Admin02" -NewName "AdminContoso02"

This command renames the user account named Admin02.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the user account that this cmdlet renames. To obtain a user account, use the Get-LocalUser cmdlet.

Type:LocalUser
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the name of the user account that this cmdlet renames.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NewName

Specifies a new name for the user account.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SID

Specifies the security ID (SID) of a user accounts that this cmdlet renames.

Type:SecurityIdentifier
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.Management.Automation.SecurityAccountsManager.LocalUser, System.String, System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier

You can pipe a local user, a string, or a SID to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

  • The PrincipalSource property is a property on LocalUser, LocalGroup, and LocalPrincipal objects that describes the source of the object. The possible sources are as follows:

  • Local

  • Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory group
  • Microsoft Account

PrincipalSource is supported only by Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and later versions of the Windows operating system. For earlier versions, the property is blank.