Change Windows 2000 AD user name
Posted on 2008-02-04
Environment: Windows 2000, SP4, active directory, Exchange 2000.
We have just hired our 6th executive assistant within the last 6 years. I would like to come up with a solution which will address this change and all future changes.
Let's say our current user's name is Sally Smith and our new user's name is Mary Jones.
I am thinking of creating a user in AD named 'assistant'. The user would log on to the domain with the name of 'assistant'.
Our company would not want emails from this user being sent out as from 'assistant' but I do not want to have to go through the name change every year or so. This user must be able to access all emails and documents that have been previously sent/received to the prior executive assistant.
So should I set up the user with the user name of 'assistant', assign email address of 'firstname.lastname@example.org', assign the display name of the user's actual name?