Rename AD User using PowerShell

If you are looking for renaming an AD User attributes like the “name”, you may be interested in this article. Of course, you can customize the command line to change other attribute like the “DisplayName” or another one.

Before doing any change, check the AD User name you want to rename

To check it with PowerShell, use the below command line

Get-ADUser "Tameka Reed" | fl name

Now rename the account with the following command line

Get-ADUser "Tameka Reed" | Rename-ADObject -NewName "Tameka Reed New"

How to check that your change worked ?

Get-ADUser "Tameka Reed" | fl name

In management console Active Directory Users and Computers