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Modify user account information

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  1. From the home page for a SharePoint site, on the top link bar, click Site Settings .

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Manage My Information , click View information about site users .

  3. Click the user account you want to modify.

  4. Click Edit User Information .

  5. Specify the new user information for this account.

    • In the Display Name field, type the name of the user. This is the name that other site members see when this user contributes to the site; for example, when adding documents or participating in Web discussion.

    • In the E-mail Address field, type the e-mail address of the user.

    • In the Notes field, type any comments about this user account.

  6. To assign administrative rights for this site collection to this user, select Site collection administrator .

  7. Click Save and Close .

Note: The User Information page displays the account names of only those users who have used the site. To modify the account of a user who has not accessed the site, delete the account and then recreate it with the updated information.

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