Display name active directory not updating
The minimum naming information for a user account requires that you configure Full Name, Logon name, and Pre-2k Logon name (as per the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) user creation wizard), which the final resulting attributes can be seen in Figure 1. Minimum Name related attributes for a newly created user account.If you want to change the name that is showing up in the ADUC view, you can modify the attributes manually. ADUC does not display the user account displayname attribute.
In the past, we used GALMOD, but I think that's pretty dated now.This is a single domain controller environment with 51 user accounts, and Exchange 2003 SP2. I would like to know if there is a recommended tool out there which will allow our users to update their own information in Active Directory.(Note, you can also right-click on the displayed user name and select Rename.) As you can see, the Full name attribute is what is being altered.
If you try to go to the user account attributes to see the updated Full name entry, you will find it impossible to find Full name (or any variation of that name). cn and name are altered when you rename a user account. Imagine you need to update the displayed name for 1000 users in ADUC.Instead, you will be looking for the cn and name, which is updated with the actions from above. Imagine you only need to update the displayed name for a single user account.