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Cannot change display name RRS feed

  • Question

  • In the old version forums I have used as display name "Guillermo Delprato [MS-MVP]"

    When was suggested to try the new version forums in beta state, I have used "Guillermo Delprato" as display name to not superpose with myused credentials. I used the same passport

    Now, when I try to change mi display name to "Guillermo Delprato" (without [...]) the system displays that I cannot use it because it is used.
    Yes, of course, it is used by me, with my passport account.

    I have mailed forums support many times without any valid answer

    Can anyone help me? Thanks


    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCSE - MCSA MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:34 PM

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  • I've searched display name "Guillermo Delprato" and it's not in use. Are you still getting the error message now when changing the displayname? Should work. If not, I'll ping our support folks on this.


    STO Forums Test Lead
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:53 PM
  • Yes, it continues with "The Display Name you have selected is already in use. Please select another Display Name"

    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCSE - MCSA MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:55 PM
  • I just pinged our support team on this. If there's really no record of "Guillermo Delprato" as the displayname, I can provide a fix to our support team.

    Thanks.

    STO Forums Test Lead
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:59 PM
  • Thank you!
    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCSE - MCSA MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:00 PM
  • I just pinged our support team on this. If there's really no record of "Guillermo Delprato" as the displayname, I can provide a fix to our support team.

    Thanks.

    STO Forums Test Lead

    Don, any news about this?
    Thanks

    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCSE - MCSA MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday, July 24, 2009 12:15 PM
  • Don't get your hopes up, I haven't seen this being done yet.  You can create a new account and get your old display name back by putting two spaces between your first and last name.

    Hans Passant.
    Friday, July 24, 2009 12:53 PM
  • I've pinged our support team on this. No Bugz provided a workaround for now. This should be good until we get confirmation from our support team.

    Thanks.
    STO Forums Test Lead
    Friday, July 24, 2009 3:43 PM
  • Thanks nobugz. I will wait if a solution is found.
    If no solution I will try using spaces


    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCSE - MCSA MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday, July 24, 2009 10:14 PM
  • By the way, Don, this is pretty easy to repro. If no account exists with this display name you theoretically should be able to change your name to it also. Note: you can't...or at least I can't. My guess is this is not a framework dupe but our the other back end user store has this dupe in it.


    Community Forums Program Managers
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 6:20 PM
    Answerer
  • This is probably similar to why I'm not mattfras1. I changed my displayname to test soemthing, and was unable to change it back...
    Matt Fraser, Microsoft Answers Forums Software Developer
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:32 PM
  • But your last post is from "mattfras1"
    You have changed it?
    Guillermo Delprato - MVP - MCT - MCITP - MCTS - MCSE MCITP: Server Administration MCTS:Active Directory/Network Infrastructure Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:39 PM