Is it possible to have 2 display names (one for internal use; the other for external use) in Active Directory? RRS feed

  • Question

  • The idea:

    When communicating amongst our own staff via email we'd like to see our display names in this format:

    Firstname Lastname (Division/Department/Branch/Unit)

    Whereas, when we send emails to people outside the company, we'd like to be seen as:

    Firstname Lastname (Company Name)

    Is this technically possible?



    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:08 AM

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  • Hello Anthony,

    I think is not the right forum.

    By the way, you can use FIM to calculate the displayName in AD, like you want it :)



    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:21 AM
  • Please read about Exchange Simple Display Name if you are using Exchange in your environment. It should be suitable for your needs, but as far I know not every Exchange version support it.

    In Exchange 2003 this Simple Display Name was at Advanced tab of user, but now..

    With Exchange 2013, SimpleDisplayName is configured using Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

    Set-Mailbox ALIAS -SimpleDisplayName $True

    ..and as with Exchange 2007/2010, you will need to enable UseSimpleDisplayName on RemoteDomain.

    If you found my post helpful, please give it a Helpful vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an Answer.

    • Proposed as answer by FIM Indian Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:43 AM
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:35 AM