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Sharepoint user names reverting RRS feed

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  • Hi all, 

    For some reason when we update a sharepoint's user details it reverts back to what it was previously??? how do i fix this??? Thanks! i.e. one of our users has gotten married and we're trying to change her name!

    Monday, May 13, 2013 2:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I understand that you want to modify a user’s last name. I assume that the user’s last name is edited in AD and you have run the user profile sync. You can first check the user profile and make sure that the changes are reflected in user profile. If it is not there, you can try the command describe in this site for help:

    Using SPUserUtil to synchronize SharePoint user Display Names and Email addresses with the information in Active Directory: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/krichie/archive/2006/02/18/534767.aspx

    Thanks,

    Entan Ming

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    Entan Ming
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:55 AM
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  • Where are you updating the user's name? Also are you synchronizing profile data from Active Directory? Has the user's name been changed there as well?

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Monday, May 13, 2013 6:03 PM
  • Hi,

    I understand that you want to modify a user’s last name. I assume that the user’s last name is edited in AD and you have run the user profile sync. You can first check the user profile and make sure that the changes are reflected in user profile. If it is not there, you can try the command describe in this site for help:

    Using SPUserUtil to synchronize SharePoint user Display Names and Email addresses with the information in Active Directory: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/krichie/archive/2006/02/18/534767.aspx

    Thanks,

    Entan Ming

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contacttnmff@microsoft.com.


    Entan Ming
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:55 AM
    Moderator
  • yes the user's name gets updated on AD first.  Ok we will check the sync utility.
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:28 AM