Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Changing the display name

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Changing the display name

    Over the last month we have been getting staff through an agency. With any warning we can get a new one on a daily basis. Up till now I have created a new user each time they have started. What I would like to do is have a generic account and just change the display name.

    User name Reception.Desk
    Email [email protected]
    Display name - (Temp user) [email protected]

    I have looked through changing all the user properties but cant seem to find the correct one. If I change the display name the users mail box is named correctly but when I send an email it sill just comes up reception desk. !

    Any help would be appreciated

  • #2
    Re: Changing the display name

    Have you tried changing the Alias? (under the Exchange General tab)
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Changing the display name

      Thanks Jeremy !

      I have tried this and although it changed the name if you look in the properties it still displays Reception Desk in the inbox

      I wonder if it may take some time to change over to the new setting

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Changing the display name

        Could you post a screenshot of what you're talking about?
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Changing the display name

          Is this what you mean??
          Attached Files

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Changing the display name

            This is the part that controls it.
            Attached Files

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Changing the display name

              What I would like is to have the name in the red highlight to show something like

              Reception Desk [Temp user]

              and the part in brackets to be changed when a new person is working for us.
              Attached Files

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Changing the display name

                Thanks Wullie, I got that part working ok, as you described. I have attached a couple of jpegs to try and describe what I am looking to do.

                Thanks for the help !

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Changing the display name

                  Try sending your test messages from OWA. I think you issue may have to do with the update of the offline address book in Outlook.
                  Regards,
                  Jeremy

                  Network Consultant/Engineer
                  Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                  www.gma-cpa.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Changing the display name

                    Sorry forgot to mention thats what i was doing.

                    From same PC

                    Reception Desk - OWA

                    My account - Outlook 2003

                    thanks again

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Changing the display name

                      I got curious so I tested it out. Got the same results as you.

                      Take a look at this http://groups.google.com/group/micro...d45f900477751a
                      Regards,
                      Jeremy

                      Network Consultant/Engineer
                      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                      www.gma-cpa.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Changing the display name

                        Yay google !

                        It works, the benefit of time....

                        That is exactly what I want.

                        Thanks Jeremy !

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Changing the display name

                          , the great educator!
                          Regards,
                          Jeremy

                          Network Consultant/Engineer
                          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                          www.gma-cpa.com

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X