How do you get a change in the users real name to propogate to various places in the network?

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
In setting up users, I didn't have last names for everyone in the wizard where it asked first and last name (all users will use first name as the login / sbs username).  

Now I am entering the last name on the general tab of each user.  But when they log into xp machines, the name at the top of 2 line login still only has first name (they already logged in before I added last name).

worse, when you look at the global address list, it still only has first names.  is there a way to force this change in user information?  

What if there was a typo in user's info... changing it in general wouldn't  propgate to the global address list?  seems like it should.
Question by:Techsupportwhiz

    Author Comment

    I found a properties page in x400 info on exchange page of user properties.  but that still didn't do it
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    These changes will take up to 48 hours to propagate in your network.  It's handled by the Exchange recipient update service.  So, give it a bit of time and you'll see the cahnges.

    Users should log off and back on to their workstations to see the change on their Start Menu.

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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    P. S.  You can force a run of the Recipient Update Service if you want:


    Author Comment

    I am too impatient to wait 48 hours (next change I get, I will test it with the info at the link you offered).

    I think I just scoured all the tabs and submenus, found a couple more fields that I changed and the changes were reflected immediately.

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