Who made a display name change in AD

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
One of my companies SVP found that they had their display name changed.
Is there a way I can find out who changed it?
The admin that corrected it did not view the object tab to see when it was previously changed but I would suspect it not be any greater than a day or two.
Where and how do I go about getting as much info on it as possible?
Thanks in advance
Question by:fpstarara
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
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    The only place you'll see that kind of information is the Security Log on your Domain Controllers. And you'll only see that if you already anticipated this moment and set up audit logging.

    If you haven't set that up, or the Security logs rotate too quickly you're out of luck.

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    by:Shabarinath Ramadasan
    Ideally speaking, its difficult to track who made what change on which date from which system directly.
    If you have thirdparty audit tools like Quest ChangeAuditor, its difficult to get this.

    Good luck

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    never found the offending admin or process
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    by:Glen Knight
    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

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