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Active Directory 2008 R2, User name change?

Active Directory 2008 R2, User name change?

In our Active Directory Users and Computers, User properties, when we change a user name, such as Mary OldName to Mary NewName,  only the display name seems to reflect the name change.  The NAME column does not reflect the change and shows the old name.  Looking deeper under the [Attribute Editor] tab for Attributes CN, Name, others, we also see the OldName.      This is a annoying since we'll have to remember the Old Name whenever we return to Active Directory Users and Computers to manage the user.

How do we best handle domain user name changes?
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This procedure is valid for Windows 2008 AD as well. Is this how you changed the name?

JReamAuthor Commented:
Thanks dmwynne,

We didn't know that the name change had to be done specifically via the right click "Rename".

We were doing the user name change via right click "Properties", 1st screen there shows the name, so we changed it there...   which we just assumed would have accomplished the "Rename a user account".
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