Windows 10: Different Display Name vs Profile Name - Possible?

Discus and support Different Display Name vs Profile Name - Possible? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; So, obviously with AD you can set someone's logon name to be first.last, but have their displayed name be Last, First. How to go about doing this on a... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by dacrone, Jun 9, 2021 at 3:02 AM.

  1. dacrone Win User

    Different Display Name vs Profile Name - Possible?


    So, obviously with AD you can set someone's logon name to be first.last, but have their displayed name be Last, First. How to go about doing this on a stand-alone Win 10 Pro not on a domain or workgroup. Am I missing something? Thanks.

    :)
     
  2. NavyLCDR Win User

    Display Name vs Profile user name?

    I think:

    Press Win+R to open a run dialog box. Run:
    netplwiz

    Click on the user name to highlight it in the list of users. Click on the properties button. In the properties Windows, enter your desired "Full Name". Click OK and OK. I believe "Full Name" will then be displayed on the logon screen.
     
  3. Display Name vs Profile user name?

    I created a local user account during the Windows 10 installation process and that username which I created are a mix of letters and numbers which is also displayed on the Windows logon screen.

    Is there way to add my First and Last name as the display name to the Windows logon screen and have the one with the mixed letters and numbers used only as the user profile folder?

    For example:

    On the Windows logon screen I want to show my First and Last name as my display name.
    Then, my username with the random mixed letters and numbers would only be used as my Users Profile folder.

    I would pretty much guess this would be only used for domain-joined machines. But I do not know, that is why I am asking.
    Think this is only used in Active Directory where a users Display Name would be on the Windows logon screen and then a username is generated and that would be only used for the user's profile setting.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  4. Different Display Name vs Profile Name - Possible?

    My name is wrongly displayed in "To" address

    Hi,

    There is a possibility that your email address was already added to your contacts using a different name. To address this issue, let us look into your People app to update the entry. Follow the steps below:

    • Click the Windows key and click All apps.
    • Locate the People app and click it.
    • Search for the wrong display name.
    • When the name appears, right-click anywhere on the screen, then click
      Edit
      .
    • Input the correct name, then click Save.

    Once done, try sending an email and let's see if the display name has been updated.

    Let us know the result.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Jun 9, 2021 at 3:03 AM
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