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Posted on 2013-06-04
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I have a user that had a name change and I have gotten everything changed except the actual network account.   For examle, she had been mjones on my domain.  Now she is msmith.   I thought it should be as easy and going into her mjones properties and just changing her name.     NOT A GOOD IDEA.  So I created a msmith user account.  Now when doing things, there are times that her old and new account seem to have "blended".  I dont know how to explain it.   For example.   She logs in as msmith   But when going to My computer, her home drive says mjones

I don't want to make matters worse so what would have been my proper way to keep her profile and settings and get her name changed.   Should I have used the copy function in active directory and created it that way?
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by:AdrienneSperber
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Are you sure you changed it in every place.  You also need to update the GAL otherwise her old name will be in there and not the new one.
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by:bankwest
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Well I thought I did.    Sorry, but where do I update GAL?  Is this related to an Exchange server?   We don't have one.
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