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Power Shell "Change Display Name"

Posted on 2010-11-15
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We currently have about 500 users in Active Directory with a user name that starts with their year joined and their surname. Also against each account is their Last name and First name. The display name for the user is the username (UniqueID). I was wondering if there is an ideal script out there that can easily change the display name to
First Name SPACE Last Name

It would be a lot easer to do if it was done by script rather than going through each individual one and do it manually.

Does anyone know the magic script to make this happen?
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You can use the quest AD cmdlets

note: this is not tested so test in dev first.

If you have 2008R2 I can show an example using the MS AD cmdlets if needed.

$users = get-qaduser -searchroot "OU=AllUsers,DC=Domain,DC=Local"
foreach ($User in $users){
set-qaduser $user.dn -Displayname "$($user.FirstName) $($user.LastName)"
}

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That software was perfect. Much easier than using powershell
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