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Changing a users name in Sharepoint

  Asked By: Ganesh    Date: Oct 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1144

We've had a couple of women get divorced and change to their maiden
names recently. I tried to delete and re-add them from the GAL, but
they keep coming back with their old names even though Active
Directory was updated days ago. Seems Sharepoint holds on to
information in a very stubborn way.

Any thoughts on how to correct this?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jose Scott     Answered On: Oct 04

Yes - SharePoint adds them to the UserInfo table for each site
collection when they first are added or access a site or subsite in that
collection. So you need to clear (or edit) them from this for each site
collection - Site Settings/Goto Site Administration/View site collection
user information.

Answer #2    Answered By: Taylor Clark     Answered On: Oct 04

Can we make this change  in the database itself or do we have to go to each site
to make the change?

Answer #3    Answered By: Anthony Rutledge     Answered On: Oct 04

You shouldn't touch the database...so either do it manually for each
site collection or write some code that utilizes the object model.

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