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Account Mapping/Alias RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 2 clients at home with similar but different account name on them

    E.G.

    • Client1 account Neil (C:\Documents and Settings\Neil)
    • Client 2 acount NeilK (C:\Documents and Settings\NeilK)

     

    it might be good to have a feature that allows an account on the WHS to have an Alias name to get around this rather than having to go through the pain of the creating a new account
    Monday, April 30, 2007 9:38 AM

Answers

  • You can rename an account if you need to. However, you can't do it through the normal Control Panel applet. Instead, try typing

    control userpasswords2

    in the Run dialog.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 11:47 AM
    Moderator
  • I have to ask if you've tried, because Microsoft recommends the use of userpasswords2 on XP home for some operations.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 3:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Tried this & it worked a treat, top stuff
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:11 PM

All replies

  • You can rename an account if you need to. However, you can't do it through the normal Control Panel applet. Instead, try typing

    control userpasswords2

    in the Run dialog.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 11:47 AM
    Moderator
  • I didn't think userpassword2 would work with XP Home, something to do with Power users groups.

     

    Monday, April 30, 2007 12:37 PM
  • I have to ask if you've tried, because Microsoft recommends the use of userpasswords2 on XP home for some operations.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 3:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Will try when i get home
    Monday, April 30, 2007 4:03 PM
  • Tried this & it worked a treat, top stuff
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:11 PM