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Changing Displayed Name via DSADD

Posted on 2010-08-15
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Hi folks!

Adding a batch of users to our Windows Server 2003-based Active Directory domain using dsadd. When I add the users, I am specifying a display name with the "-display" switch. However, when I pull up the list of users via Active Directory Users and Computers, in the "Name" column it shows the login name rather than the display name (e.g. jsmith instead of John Smith). If I open up the account properties, the display name I specified is listed, though.

So, when adding users via dsadd, how can I get it to show their full name in the AD Users and Computers window instead of the user name?

Thanks!

- Ithizar
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Henrik Johansson earned 2000 total points
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It's the CN-part of the user's DN that is displayed when listing users in ADUC

dsadd user "CN=Full Name,OU=UserOU,DC=domain,DC=local" -samid UserName -display "Full Name" -upn user@domain.local
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Perfect! Thanks!
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