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How to change Exchange 2003 Mailbox directory names

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Having trouble with old directory names for Exchange mailboxes.   For instance, in Outlook, typing in a person's name, sometimes type-ahead shows an old name for the directory name: ie: FirstName <oldfirstname> with the oldfirstname being the original owner of the mailbox.  So users see "Sam <DAVE>".

Also, with EXMERGE, the mailbox list shows "Sam Smith <DAVE>".

How do I change the directory name "DAVE"?

If the outdated name did not show in Outlook, it might not matter much, but I will also be migrating mailboxes at some point and it would be real nice if the Users' names and mailbox names matched.

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