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How to change Display Name without leaving questions orphaned? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I go to "Edit My Profile" and change my Display Name, the questions I've made will still be linked to my old Display Name and clicking on the name or the picture will direct to a link that contains the old name like this:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/dwilches/

    So it generates an error as that profile doesn't exist anymore:

    The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Looks like there is no distinction between User Name and Display Name. Am I right?

    Is there a way to change the Display Name and have all the questions link to my updated profile?

    Thanks.




    • Edited by MondKin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:20 PM
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:18 PM

Answers

  • Is there a way to change the Display Name and have all the questions link to my updated profile?

    Yes, that is the default (and only) behavior.

    edit: you can also check activity here seeing the name change and older activity with newer profile name.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/mondkin/activity

     

     



    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.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:42 PM

All replies

  • Is there a way to change the Display Name and have all the questions link to my updated profile?

    Yes, that is the default (and only) behavior.

    edit: you can also check activity here seeing the name change and older activity with newer profile name.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/mondkin/activity

     

     



    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.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:42 PM
  • Thanks, seems the change takes some time to occur, now I see my updated name in the post and it links to my profile.
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:31 AM
  • Sounds good, you're welcome.

     

     



    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, June 13, 2018 3:35 AM