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  • I have a user who recently got married.  She put in a request to have her last name changed in the GAL.  Now she is complaining because others can't search and see her old name.  Is there a way to have both names pop up when other users search?  Thanks!
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:47 PM

Answers

  • Only with two accounts.
    The old account would need to forward to the new account.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    • Marked as answer by ExchangeN00B Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:11 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:35 PM
  • No because the ANR (ambiguous name resoluton) for GAL will only search the pre-defined attributes, alias, first name, last name and primary SMTP only. You can add the old name as a custom exchange attribute then add this attribute to be searchable via ANR in the schema but would seem like over kill.

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com

    • Marked as answer by ExchangeN00B Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:11 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:41 PM

All replies

  • Only with two accounts.
    The old account would need to forward to the new account.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    • Marked as answer by ExchangeN00B Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:11 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:35 PM
  • No because the ANR (ambiguous name resoluton) for GAL will only search the pre-defined attributes, alias, first name, last name and primary SMTP only. You can add the old name as a custom exchange attribute then add this attribute to be searchable via ANR in the schema but would seem like over kill.

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com

    • Marked as answer by ExchangeN00B Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:11 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:41 PM
  • Thanks guys.  I figured that was the case, but I wanted to confirm.
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:11 PM