Change Windows Username



  • Windows will not rename the home directory, but security permissions will be updated to the new username
  • Any applications that may have depended on the old username may not be updated by the User Account wizard. Be sure to test any applications before making production changes
  • Renaming a User Account Does Not Automatically Change the Profile Path

To change a username on Windows:

  1. Log into the system using an administrator account that is not the account being renamed. From a command line or PowerShell, run the User Accounts Management wizard:

PS C:\Users\Administrator> netplwiz

  1. Select the user, then click Properties.
  1. Change the User name value to match the Username in the JumpCloud directory. 
  2. Click OK and restart the system. 
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