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Modifying the Default Display Name

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to modify the default display name when you create a user in Active Directory Users and Computers.

The following example demonstrates how to modify the default display name when you create a user in Active Directory Users and Computers:

Set-ADObject 'CN=user-Display,CN=409,CN=DisplaySpecifiers,CN=Configuration,DC=NORTHWIND,DC=COM' -Partition 'CN=Configuration,DC=NORTHWIND,DC=COM' -Replace @{CreateDialog="%<sn>, %<givenName>"}

You can use the following parameters when you set many of the common values that are associated with Active Directory objects:

  • -Description

  • -DisplayName

  • -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Set-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Set-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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