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Issue with profile and display name RRS feed

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  • You can email fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com with the details. Most likely there is a way to reset the password, as long as the profile has an email address.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:32 PM
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  • Forums profiles are associated with your microsoft account and use that mechanism for authentication. You can start the recovery process for your microsoft account over here.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/microsoft-account

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:04 PM
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  • No, I don't want to change my Microsoft account name or profile..  https://account.microsoft.com/profile#/

    I want to update the display name on  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/ -  what i mean is when i edit my profile here and try to change the display name to hussainpatel -  I get error message - the display name already exist.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:32 PM
  • That seems to indicate someone else is using it or that you used a different microsoft account to link to the profile. If you can confirm it is your profile you can use the site feedback link here to request the switch.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4806.how-to-request-your-email-or-live-id-changed-on-an-msdn-or-technet-profile.aspx

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
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    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:39 PM
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  • is it fissues@Microsoft.com  or issues@microsoft.com

    fissues


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:40 PM
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  • Hi Team,

     have this profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussainpatel  the display name hussainpatel which I had created in 2006...  I have completely forgotten the password and the email id I used to create this profile --  I have completely forgotten about this profile and never used it for anything.

    The current profile I am using to post this question  with new email id was created is 2009  and this is the profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussain.patel  the display name hussain.patel

    I'm trying to change my display name by editing my profile here, but keep getting an error message saying that the name I have entered is already taken.

    It there a way my old profile can be deleted and the name released - so that I can used that name in the existing profile when I try editing the display name.

    Thanks a lot in advance for the help and support.

    Regards,

    Hussain Patel

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:40 PM
  • Hi Team,

     have this profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussainpatel  the display name hussainpatel which I had created in 2006...  I have completely forgotten the password and the email id I used to create this profile --  I have completely forgotten about this profile and never used it for anything.

    The current profile I am using to post this question  with new email id was created is 2009  and this is the profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussain.patel  the display name hussain.patel

    I'm trying to change my display name by editing my profile here, but keep getting an error message saying that the name I have entered is already taken.

    It there a way my old profile can be deleted and the name released - so that I can used that name in the existing profile when I try editing the display name.

    Thanks a lot in advance for the help and support.

    Regards,

    Hussain Patel

    If you can confirm it is your profile you can use the site feedback link here to request the switch.

    https://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/mailform/contactus.aspx?refurl=http%3a%2f%2fsocial.msdn.microsoft.com%2fForums%2fen-US%2fProfile%2fthread%2fddfb2508-3a9e-4f12-abab-e55e21d42086

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:52 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Team,

     have this profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussainpatel  the display name hussainpatel which I had created in 2006...  I have completely forgotten the password and the email id I used to create this profile --  I have completely forgotten about this profile and never used it for anything.

    The current profile I am using to post this question  with new email id was created is 2009  and this is the profile https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/v1/hussain.patel  the display name hussain.patel

    I'm trying to change my display name by editing my profile here, but keep getting an error message saying that the name I have entered is already taken.

    It there a way my old profile can be deleted and the name released - so that I can used that name in the existing profile when I try editing the display name.

    Thanks a lot in advance for the help and support.

    Regards,

    Hussain Patel

    If you can confirm it is your profile you can use the site feedback link here to request the switch.

    https://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/mailform/contactus.aspx?refurl=http%3a%2f%2fsocial.msdn.microsoft.com%2fForums%2fen-US%2fProfile%2fthread%2fddfb2508-3a9e-4f12-abab-e55e21d42086

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    The link above  for MSDN feedback...  its asking me to provide comments and suggestion ( see below). But I have clicked the link and provided as much information as possible about the old profile. Hope that's what you are asking for.

    MSDN Site Feedback

    Tell us what you think about MSDN. Submit your comments and suggestions to help us make the experience better.

    Regards,

    Hussain Patel


    If you give, you will never need

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:31 AM
  • Yes, that's it.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:22 AM
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  • Thanks a lot for fixing my issue with display name

    Regards,

    Hussain Patel


    If you give, you will never need

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:53 AM
  • Good news!

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Flot-fyr Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:38 PM
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:28 PM
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