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When inserting comment in Excel 2007 on Terminal Server the user is always the same no matter who is logged in

Hi,

We have a Terminal Server running Office 2007 and some other finance related programs. Because it is finance they use Excel heavily, but the only problem is that when they insert a comment the user listed in the comment (ie.. "username:") is the same user no matter which users is logged in. The username listed happens to be the user name entered when the server  was first built.

Is there any way we can change things so that excel starts a comment off with the currently logged in user (Profile based), so that they can track who is making changes to the spreadsheets.

I hope that makes sense, but if not go into Excel right mouse click on a cell and click Insert Comment. You will then see the comment box appear and the username followed by a colon. it is the username that needs to be the same as the logged in user. Office 2007 has recently been installed and this didn't happen with 2003.

Software:
Windows 2003 Server SP 1
Microsoft Office Standard 2007
Microsoft ExcelWindows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Both responses were, or will be, good to know in time.

Unfortunately time was short and I advised users to do the following:

click on the Office button -> Excel options and change the name under popular - Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office.

Even when we removed the users profile, or got a new user to login, they were getting the name used from when the server was built. Users changed their name as above and it remains after they logout and back in.
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