Wrong Name RRS feed

  • Question

  • guys... why some users names are displayed like "John Doe" and some are like "contoso.com\doe.john"... formally speaking: why sharepoint for a given user displays the "domain+account" and for others it displays the real name, and both have the "Display Name" correctally filled on the A.D.
    Friday, March 4, 2011 5:06 PM


  • You can change this by changing the display name in SharePoint for the particular user.

    There have been quite a few threads on this but using my memory instead of loading a VM it's something like go to the SharePoint Group containing the user; click on the User Name and then on his page doing Edit followed by a change of the Display Name.

    You'll probably find that either both the first line and the second (Display Name) line are domain+account (or perhaps just the first line with the second line blank) for the ones you need to change.

    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:43 AM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 5:45 PM