Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How to change your personal information in MOSS 2007

Remember how you had to scan through user information pages to get the correct display name. In MOSS 2007 this is more convenient. By default SharePoint will display 'domain\username' in the fields related to who was last participating in a document, list, survey, etc...

To change from 'domain\username' to show your actual name follow the instructions below:
  1. Log into the Portal
  2. Click the Welcome domain\username in the upper right hand corner
  3. A drop down menu will appear
  4. Click My Settings
  5. Click Edit Item
  6. Change your Name field and fill in any additional fields as necessary
  7. Click OK

To verify your name has changed look at the Welcome message. It should say 'Welcome Your Name' instead of your domain\username.

This tip is not for Moss 2007 but for WSS v3 ! It won't work with Moss !With Moss, you have 2 ways to modify profile information:

  1. on the ssp edit profile page (ony for admins)
  2. on my site, edit my profile

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