Solved

user names in gal and active directory

Posted on 2011-09-14
2
231 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
exchange 2010 windows server 2008 forest

names of users in the gal sometimes show up as.
lastname, firstname
or sometimes they show up as
firstname lastname.

what gives?
0
Comment
Question by:jamesmetcalf74
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
jebeckham earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
The GAL data shown comes from Active Directory attributes on the user accounts.  By default when user are created in AD, their display name is "<FirstName> <LastName>".   If users are showing up "<LastName>, <FirstName>" then someone is likely fixing their display name during account creation.
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Jamie McKillop
Jamie McKillop earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Hello,

In ADSIEdit expand the Configuration Naming context then CN=DisplaySpecifiers, CN=409. Check the createDialog attribute. See if it is set to %<sn>, %<givenname>.

When AD accounts/mailboxes are created in EMC, the display name is always in the format of %<givenname> %<sn>. If the AD account is created is ADUC, the display name will be in whatever format is specified in the createDialog attribute. It could be that some of your users were created in ADUC and some were created in EMC. If you want the display name to be  %<givenname> %<sn>, you should set the createDialog attribute to this. If you want the display name to be %<sn>, %<givenname>, you should instruct all your admins to create the AD account in ADUC then create the mailbox in EMC instead of creating both in EMC.

If the createDiaglog attribute is currently set to %<givenname> %<sn>, the only explanation is that someone has manually changed the display name as jebeckham has described.

JJ
0

Featured Post

Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now