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Exchange 2007 Display Name RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Exchange 2007 I can see two entries for Display Name

    1. Within the Mailbox properties in the EMC

    2. On the AD account of the mailbox

    Can someone tell which one is supposed to take precedent if the two are different? I see different results for different accounts?

    Monday, June 13, 2011 8:20 PM

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  • On Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:20:18 +0000, Pancamo wrote:
     
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    >In Exchange 2007 I can see two entries for Display Name
    >
    >1. Within the Mailbox properties in the EMC
    >
    >2. On the AD account of the mailbox
    >
    >Can someone tell which one is supposed to take precedent if the two are different? I see different results for different accounts?
     
    The AD is the source of all things related to Exchange. The name you
    see in Outlook should eventually change to agree with the AD. If it
    bothers the user, create a new profile.
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Monday, June 13, 2011 10:17 PM
  • Hi,

    It really need sometime to sync this information with AD.

    Or like Rich metioned, rebuild profile to flush the information immediately.

    Best Regards!


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    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:00 AM
  • Hi Rich

    Sure, but what I'm saying is that I can see two places to enter Display Name - the Exchange 2007 Management Console and also Active Directory Users and Computers. Which value actually takes precedence?

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:59 PM
  • 1. None, These values should synch, if set in EMC it will update in AD, if changed in AD, it will update in EMC.  As a test change and check the results in the GAL.
    Sukh
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:39 PM
  • On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:59:24 +0000, Pancamo wrote:
     
    >Sure, but what I'm saying is that I can see two places to enter Display Name - the Exchange 2007 Management Console and also Active Directory Users and Computers. Which value actually takes precedence?
     
    Both tools update the same AD property. There's no "precedence".
     
    FYI, you can also use the EMC, ADSIEDIT, LDIFDE, ADSI, etc. to change
    AD properties. For the display name it doesn't matter which one you
    use.
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:34 AM