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Weirdness around the "Welcome" menu at the top of the MOSS page

  Asked By: Anna    Date: Jan 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1129

I know that there have been previous threads around wanting to change "Welcome
Colmer, Philip" to "Welcome Philip Colmer" and I thought that I had the solution
all set to go but it hasn't worked out for me so I wanted to run this past the
group one more time to see if anyone can suggest anything before I raise a
ticket with Microsoft.

Our initial deployment of MOSS was a fairly locked down portal with no profile
import and no My Site access. Under that configuration, the Welcome menu is
displaying "Welcome Colmer, Philip" but I thought that it would be fixed with
profile imports once I'd reconfigured the mappings so that the name maps to "cn"
which we define as "firstname lastname".

I did the profile import yesterday and the Welcome menu did not change. I then
thought that it might require the creation of a My Site, so I've now done that
and I've got *partial* success.

If I am on my My Site, the Welcome menu reads "Welcome Philip Colmer". If I'm on
the MOSS portal page, it reads "Welcome Colmer, Philip".

This is really ugly and not what I want or need. Is there a way to get
SharePoint to consistently display "Welcome firstname lastname"? I thought that
once the profiles were in place, MOSS would use that information in preference
to the previously cached details.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kyle Hernandez     Answered On: Jan 22

Once the profile  is importing the correct display  name SharePoint still
needs to bring that change  from the profile table over to the User?
(something like that) table. It can often take over 24 hours for that
to happen, but should happen eventually. One way to speed it up is to
have the user edit their profile info and save the changes.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kedar Phule     Answered On: Jan 22

The change  has now propagated and the main site  is displaying names "properly".