How do I show in column the users full name instead of their username?

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  • riahc3

    Is this posible?

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  • Brigg Angus

    Hi,
    Thanks for your recent forum post. This is in response to that via our ticketing system. I wanted to reach out and let you know this has been put in as a feature request previously. I will also add your request to the existing ticket. The reason we haven't implemented something like this before is that, despite the appearance, it's actually quite a large undertaking to put in the framework to pull that information from AD. I don't have a timeline on when this will be implemented or what version, but it is in as a request, and one I think is very worthwhile. Let me know if you have any questions, additions, or issues.

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  • riahc3

    Thank you for your reply.

    Well, as a "quick fix" you could always call it thru powershell:

    Get-ADUser [CurrentUser] | Select -Property Name

    That returns the full name of the current user logged in.

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  • Brigg Angus

    And you could script that for the environment as well, which several of our customers have done. Getting the information from AD isn't difficult, but error handling, inconsistencies, n+1 users logged into a system, etc. as well as formatting that into a report/collection, not to mention what to do with AD service accounts, all pose programmatic issues. But it's worth it, especially in large environments.

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  • riahc3

    "And you could script that for the environment as well, which several of our customers have done."

     

    Maybe I havent understood that correctly; Is it already possible to add this as a script to a column? It would be enough for me personally.

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  • Brigg Angus

    You can create custom fields, you could even create the command above as a custom tool, but there currently isn't a way for you to get that information and then place it (automatically) within a report.

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  • Michael Muni

    +1

    Via Batch Script

    @echo off for /f "tokens=2*" %%a in ('net user "%Username%" /domain ^| find /i "Full Name"') do set DisplayName=%%b echo Your display name is "%DisplayName%"

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