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JSI Tip 2997. When I change the Display name in Activce Directory, it only changes accounts Properties?

The Display name property is probably used for compatability with Exchange.

The user name is stored as the CN attribute, the RDN (Relative Distinguished Name) of the user class.

To change this attribute, right-click the user (in Active Directory Users and Computers) and press Rename.

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