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VB Code to Update display name in Exchange 5.5

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As part of my on-going project a utility is wanting to be added so that a user could update their own display name on Exchange 5.5 with-out actually opening up exchange. Or calling the Server people.  15 server personnel 50,000 plus users.
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John
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by:kiranghag
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you need to use LDAP to connect to the ADS and update the desired fields.
you can write a small utility which will
1. take username and password from user and validate them on ADS.
2. take the desired displayname and update the same in ADS

the sample code to do this can be obtained from microsoft's online ADSI scripting sample pages.
partial code is ready with me but its in the office, need to wait for monday eve...
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by:John Sheehy
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ADS I am assuming is Active Directory???
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by:kiranghag
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yes..me too...
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by:John Sheehy
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I will look at the wesite but any code you can provide would be helpful as well.  Thanks
john
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by:John Sheehy
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Now looking at the cripting for this can I write a MS Access 2003 module to do the same thing or does it have to be VB script??

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by:kiranghag
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i think you should be able to handle this in the vb macro inside access..
bt never tried it...so nt sure..
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will try to provide you the code in a day or two at max
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by:Sembee
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You might want to look at GALMOD which is a Microsoft tool in the Back Office Resource Kit. You will have to adjust something for the users to be able to modify the display name, so take a look at this article to see what is required:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/User_Access_To_The_Exchange_55_GAL_With_GALMOD32EXE.html

Simon.
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here's some more information to go along with GALMOD. I had originally looked at using this utility but found that it required too much tweaking of permissions, etc. The following two pages take the same concept, except that they use some vbscript code wrapped up in a COM wrapper, then put the whole thing in an ASP page. The result is a very nice web page that will allow the user to update their own info without you having to make any security/permissions changes. I modified the code slightly in my environment so that it presents ONLY the info for the currently logged in user, and I also added some other queries so it presents a little more info.

hth,

http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/glenscales/galmdcom.asp
http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/glenscales/comofex.asp

Kris.
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