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The best way to change a users last name in Active directory

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Ok I know there has to be a easy/good way to do this but I just want to make sure I do it right. We have a user that just got married. They would like there last name changed. Is there an easy way I can change it in Active Directory so that their email address is their new last name? I know I can add an alias in exchange but When they respond to messages they want it to display their new last name. Thanks for the help
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you are correct about the email alias. But to solve the issue of when they reply to emails, just make their new last name the 'primary' email address. All that does is make it their 'from' address always.

also, the easiest way to change names in AD is to right-click on the name in the AD tree and choose 'rename'. After you rename their "Full Name" there, it will pull up a box with all of the other fields to change.

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Thanks guys for the help! cheers
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