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Display names in Active Directory

Some of my users in active directory 2003 display as there username instead of their fullname.
I want everyone to be displayed by their full name
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viperacom
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi viperacom,

where exactly are you looking? is this straight under AD or an OU in AD? under the name TAB?

Cheers!
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viperacomAuthor Commented:
Looking at any OU in Users and computers
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
thats held in the display name property of the object
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viperacomAuthor Commented:
The display name field is set to the full name however in the active directory users and computers looking at any OU still displays the username not the full name
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Sorry i apologise, that view is pulled from the first details that you enter in AD

eg if you enter first name Init and Last   it will always base the name on these objects and no matter what editing you do i AD you cant change it - you may have to look at modifying the attributes using ADSIEDIT
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oBdACommented:
Do not open the user's properties; just right-click the user in ADUC choose "Rename", and change it to the name you want it to have.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
oBdA,

How much of a goose do i feel.....
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viperacomAuthor Commented:
Easy as that? i will try monday.
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oBdACommented:
Easy as that ... sometimes things are just way too obvious to be seen.
What you're changing there is the user's Distinguished Name (DN) in AD, btw; for John Doe, this would be something like "cn=John Doe,ou=SomeOU,dc=SomeDomain,dc=SomeTLD". The other user names you can set in the user's properties are just attributes of this user container.
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