User Name at the top of the Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cuchillo, May 10, 2002.

  1. cuchillo

    cuchillo Guest

    Hello,

    I have noticed that the user name, that is displayed on the top of the start menu, changes from the users Full Name to the Login Name.

    Was wondering if anyone had any idea as to why this is happening and how I can stop it.

    (Using Windows XP Pro Build 2600)

    TIA

    Cuchillo
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Go to control panel-->user accounts-->click on the name-->change the name

    I think this is what you are looking for. :)
     
  3. cuchillo

    cuchillo Guest

    Hi there,

    Thank you for the input. :)

    One thing I failed to mention is that the machine is connected to a domain. As such (I think) the User Account interface is different than when not connected to a domain. There is no option for selecting the picture associated with a user ID, etc.

    The user account is a domain user account and not a local account either. The first time I log in the full name is displayed at the top of the start menu (Joe Bloggs). However after a while it reverts to the log in id (bloggsj). The only way to get it back to the full name is to log out and back in again.

    Any further thoughts? :)

    TIA

    Cuch
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Also,

    Start, Admin Tools, Computer Management, System Tools, Local Users and Groups, Users

    Highlight user, right click, Properties
     
  5. cuchillo

    cuchillo Guest

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the input. Unfortunetly the user in question is not within that section as the user is a domain user and as such its information is stored on the domain. :(

    Regards

    Cuch
     
  6. GameBZz

    GameBZz Guest

    Is there a way to not display the username there (I'm running WinXP Pro) ?? Cos theres only one user...

    Cya BaZz
     
  7. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Have your tried changing the "Full Name" field to just the name you want to display?

    However, if in fact your PC is apart of a domain, you probably have to change it on the 'hub'. Just a guess though, since I'm on a workgroup.
     
  8. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Because you are logging into a domain, you have to have your administator change your "real name" in Active Directory Users And Comptuers on the Domain server.

    JJB6486
     
  9. GameBZz

    GameBZz Guest

    But I don't want a name on top of the start because its a homepc so I don't need a name, its only standing in the way:p,

    Cya BaZzA:cool: