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  • Changing user's display name and email for AD and EX

    Hello,

    I'm dealing now with a new employee's user in our organization. The new employee is replacing a previous one on his job.

    I've been wondering whether it is possible to change the existing user's name (full name, last name, log on principals, email address etc) on Active Directory alone, without having any problems and other users seeing the previous name on Outlook and related programs.
    As you can understand, my goal is to prevent myself from messing around with the new user's permissions.

    Thanks... (:

  • #2
    Re: Changing user's display name and email for AD and EX

    Correct. That is all that is required. Simply rename the neccesary entries in AD and the new user will still be able to see the same previous attributes aswell as permmisions etc.

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    • #3
      Re: Changing user's display name and email for AD and EX

      If the user has Outlook they may need to close it and redo the check name to show the correct one.

      Each object in AD has a unique identifier that isn't based on name or (broadly) any of the properties you generally see, so changing them will not affect group membership / permissions etc unless you have membership specifically setup based on these properties.
      cheers
      Andy

      Please read this before you post:


      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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      • #4
        Re: Changing user's display name and email for AD and EX

        While you can do that from a technical point of view, from a personnel point if view I wouldn't.
        I don't think it is right to give someone else who is new to the company all the junk from a previous user. My preference is to create a new account, new build on the PC etc, then give them access to the previous person's data to go through at their leisure. They can then arrange their own filing system rather than being given that started by someone else.

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