User name changes

Posted on 1998-08-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
How do I change a users last name in Exchange/Outlook without losing all the data connected with the original name?
Question by:pbaltimore
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Expert Comment

ID: 1621466
Is this changing the Profile name or the Mailbox name ??

Author Comment

ID: 1621467
A person gets married and changes the last name.  This includes the profile and the mailbox name.  I do know how to change the mailbox name.  The first time I went in and changed the profile name, the user was unable to receive mail.  I had changed the enitre profile (including email addresses) to reflect the new name.

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markgray earned 30 total points
ID: 1621468
Remove the profile by going to the control panel and choosing mail and fax romove the profile and then add anew profile
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Author Comment

ID: 1621469
If I read into your proposed fix correctly, I am to setup a new user with the new name.  I then give that new user access rights to the original profile mailbox, contact list, calendar, and contact list in Public Folders.  There is no name change procedure that will perform these steps as an administrative function?

Expert Comment

ID: 1621470
Come on you are just being lazy. Just add a new profile adding the personal folder/Outlook Address book/Personal Address Book/Exchange Server and configure as needed!

Author Comment

ID: 1621471
Let's just say that thisis the first and last time I will use this service.  I am not a lazy person.  I've just moved into an Exchange environment from a Lotus Notes environment.  We had an integrator build our systems and then leave.  We are forced to learn on the job and typical of Microsoft the documentation leaves much to be desired.

Thanks for the sarcasm.

Expert Comment

ID: 1621472
No problemo hope I helped

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