Windows 2003 - AD - User object - Change name property

I have windows 2003 domain (AD) and exchange 2003...

In AD when I create a new user, the "name" of the new AD object in most cases is the first and last name of the user...

I would like to be the "user logon name" (what is left from @)... For example in the John Doe the name I want to be the JDoe and not the John Doe...

1) Why the name is the full name of the user?
2) In new users, how can I set the desired name?
3) In existed users can I change the name?

Thank you
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Erik PittiCommented:
1) This is the normal default behavior of Active Directory.

2) Yes, by changing another attribute in Active Directory this behavior can be modified.  Can you get the LDAP name of the attribute?  You can use the ADSIEDIT.MSC tool to get this information.

3) Yes, you can create a script that will change the required field(s).  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter
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Erik PittiCommented:
I forgot, the other option for #3 is to use Microsoft's ADModify tool:
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/utilities/admodify.htm

Remember to have good backups before making ANY configuration change to Active Directory
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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
You can modify the users as per chakote's suggestion, but you also need to change it at the sources
See this M$ article on how to do this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250455
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