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Anonymous
January 21, 2005 2:50:08 PM

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I have a user who was recently married and she has a new name.

It would be nice if I did not have to create a "new" profile for her. I
tried this with a test user and it was easy enough for me to change the
name, display name and account. However the name displayed in ADUC does not
change. My users also have their My documents redirected to the file server.
This is in a folder with the same name as their profile. Will she become
disconnected form her My Documents?

This has got to happen all the time at other shops. I their a recommended
method for handling profile/name changes?

FWIW there is an exchange email address in play here as well.

Thanks,

Steve

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Anonymous
January 21, 2005 3:42:32 PM

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"Stephen M" <smeier-spamless@primelink1.net> wrote in message
news:csrc1l017un@news4.newsguy.com...
> I have a user who was recently married and she has a new name.
>
> It would be nice if I did not have to create a "new" profile for her. I
> tried this with a test user and it was easy enough for me to change the
> name, display name and account. However the name displayed in ADUC does
not
> change.

Then you have missed something (display name or some such.)
You can change the name.

> My users also have their My documents redirected to the file server.

> This is in a folder with the same name as their profile. Will she become
> disconnected form her My Documents?

No, but the folder will have the old name (not usually seen)
unless you dig for it.

> This has got to happen all the time at other shops. I their a recommended
> method for handling profile/name changes?
>
> FWIW there is an exchange email address in play here as well.

Check with the Exchange folks; I haven't done this part.

--
Herb Martin


>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
>
Anonymous
January 22, 2005 2:30:48 PM

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Right-click on the user object and choose rename.

The 'display name' that you refer to is probably the full name. Change
this, as well as the surname (you've probably already changed the surname in
the user properties).

This won't affect exchange. If the e-mail address needs changing, go to the
e-mail addresses tab and add another SMTP address. Don't remove the old
one. Just set the new one to primary. If you're using X400 you may need to
change that, or again add another.

--

Paul Williams

http://www.msresource.net
http://forums.msresource.net


"Stephen M" <smeier-spamless@primelink1.net> wrote in message
news:csrc1l017un@news4.newsguy.com...
I have a user who was recently married and she has a new name.

It would be nice if I did not have to create a "new" profile for her. I
tried this with a test user and it was easy enough for me to change the
name, display name and account. However the name displayed in ADUC does not
change. My users also have their My documents redirected to the file server.
This is in a folder with the same name as their profile. Will she become
disconnected form her My Documents?

This has got to happen all the time at other shops. I their a recommended
method for handling profile/name changes?

FWIW there is an exchange email address in play here as well.

Thanks,

Steve
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Anonymous
January 24, 2005 2:32:21 PM

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"ptwilliams" <ptw2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Right-click on the user object and choose rename.

I figured that out this morning...... D'oh!

Thanks Paul

>
> The 'display name' that you refer to is probably the full name. Change
> this, as well as the surname (you've probably already changed the surname
in
> the user properties).
>
> This won't affect exchange. If the e-mail address needs changing, go to
the
> e-mail addresses tab and add another SMTP address. Don't remove the old
> one. Just set the new one to primary. If you're using X400 you may need
to
> change that, or again add another.
>
> --
>
> Paul Williams
>
> http://www.msresource.net
> http://forums.msresource.net
>
>
> "Stephen M" <smeier-spamless@primelink1.net> wrote in message
> news:csrc1l017un@news4.newsguy.com...
> I have a user who was recently married and she has a new name.
>
> It would be nice if I did not have to create a "new" profile for her. I
> tried this with a test user and it was easy enough for me to change the
> name, display name and account. However the name displayed in ADUC does
not
> change. My users also have their My documents redirected to the file
server.
> This is in a folder with the same name as their profile. Will she become
> disconnected form her My Documents?
>
> This has got to happen all the time at other shops. I their a recommended
> method for handling profile/name changes?
>
> FWIW there is an exchange email address in play here as well.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 25, 2005 2:18:15 AM

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No sweat!!!

--

Paul Williams

http://www.msresource.net
http://forums.msresource.net


"Stephen M" <smeier-spamless@primelink1.net> wrote in message
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"ptwilliams" <ptw2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:unByTXHAFHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Right-click on the user object and choose rename.

I figured that out this morning...... D'oh!

Thanks Paul

>
> The 'display name' that you refer to is probably the full name. Change
> this, as well as the surname (you've probably already changed the surname
in
> the user properties).
>
> This won't affect exchange. If the e-mail address needs changing, go to
the
> e-mail addresses tab and add another SMTP address. Don't remove the old
> one. Just set the new one to primary. If you're using X400 you may need
to
> change that, or again add another.
>
> --
>
> Paul Williams
>
> http://www.msresource.net
> http://forums.msresource.net
>
>
> "Stephen M" <smeier-spamless@primelink1.net> wrote in message
> news:csrc1l017un@news4.newsguy.com...
> I have a user who was recently married and she has a new name.
>
> It would be nice if I did not have to create a "new" profile for her. I
> tried this with a test user and it was easy enough for me to change the
> name, display name and account. However the name displayed in ADUC does
not
> change. My users also have their My documents redirected to the file
server.
> This is in a folder with the same name as their profile. Will she become
> disconnected form her My Documents?
>
> This has got to happen all the time at other shops. I their a recommended
> method for handling profile/name changes?
>
> FWIW there is an exchange email address in play here as well.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
>
>
!