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Rename Exchange Mailbox

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    W3bbo

    Hi

    Originally I thought Mailboxes were named after the User's "Display Name".

    But after renaming a User's Displayname from Bar to Foo, then re-adding it to my Outlook "Open these additional mailboxes" list, Outlook initially displays the new name, then flashes back to the old name.

    ...even after I cleared my Local Settings\Microsoft\Outlook dir.

    Any ideas?

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    patrickv

    I don't know it it would help in this case, but you could try starting Outlook via File / Run, then type Outlook.exe /resetfoldernames

    (You may need to add the full path to outlook.exe)

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    W3bbo

    patrickv wrote:
    I don't know it it would help in this case, but you could try starting Outlook via File / Run, then type Outlook.exe /resetfoldernames

    (You may need to add the full path to outlook.exe)


    Thanks for the help, but I just had it sorted; It turns out that Mailboxes are named after the User's "Display Name" property, but after changing that it still takes a few minutes for the change to be reflected elsewhere.

    It's odd how it isn't mentioned once in the Exchange documentation.

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    PerfectPhase

    A lot of things take a few minutes to change in exchange (security settings for example), I have learnt this the hard way also! 

    Stephen.

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    tribalcactus

    A lot of things (security settings especially) don't *have* to take a while to change.  Exchange caches some of the information relating to mailboxes.
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=327378
    and
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;179065

    both reflect this.  By modifying the Mailbox Cache Age Limit registry parameter (default is 2 hours) down to a more acceptable value (in my case, I use 5 minutes), most of those delays all but disappear, especially when dealing with security settings.

    Ben

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