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Non-admin needs help with Displayed name win10 domain user

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#1 cs2870


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Hey guys, 


I kind of fell into the role of supporting a server, but I am definitely not a server admin. I'm fairly workstation savvy.


The server is 2012, and there's one domain in which all the users are members of, about 30 or so. 


Someone set a user's profile up months ago with the wrong last name.  So every time she logs in to her windows 10 machine, it displays the wrong name.


I changed her name on the server, but it still shows the wrong name on her machine. How can I change that?


If I log her onto a different machine for the first time, will it still show the wrong name?


Is there something on the server besides her First name / last name that I need to change?



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#2 TechUser01


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

That depends on how you changed it.


In Active Directory, when you right clicked on the persons name, did you change it under the general only? If you did, you will have to also change it under the Account tab in the area called user logon name. Typically, it would be the first initial and last name like JDoe.


Easiest is to find the account again in Active Directory, right click on the name and click rename, you would be able to correct the name and the user logon name at the same time. From, what I read, it seems the First and Last was changed only.


If you sign into another machine, it will go off of what Active Directory sees, specifically, the user logon name so if that is wrong still, her sign in name will be wrong.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:14 PM

You can change the name as techuser said, also note that the C:\users\%username% will still be the old SID/Name.

If she ever sees that path she m,ight have a hissy fit as some chicks do then you just rename that C:\users\hername and then log her back in and it will be the new name and if its not, attribute edirot is your friend but be careful lool.

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