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Issues with SPS's choice of display name

  Asked By: Jedidiah    Date: Aug 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1003

We have been adding users to SPS for a while now, and sometimes
SharePoint chooses the user's userId for the user's display name, and
other times it chooses the friendlier common name from active
directory.

We changed from using domain controlers to using Active Directory
within past year. And it is possible that older accounts are using the
userIds, and newer ones use common name.

Does anyone know what/how SPS maps to the display name?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Arron Middleton     Answered On: Aug 02

I've also seen this at our place. Our Dev system does not fill in the Username
and leaves
the "." in the display  name. It used to work just fine. I set up a second test
server and it
pulls in names just fine. Also, our SPS Servers work fine. Is there a place
within WSS to tell
it where to pull the names from? If I could point it to a Global Catalog, I
think it would
help.

 
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