How can I use the command line to rename a user account in Windows Server 2003?

A. You can use the Dsmove command with the -newname switch to rename Active Directory (AD) objects. For example, to change user savillj to user johnsavill, type

C:\>dsmove CN=savillj,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com
   -newname johnsavill

The machine will return the following result:

dsmove succeeded:CN=savillj,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com
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