You cannot configure Exchange 2003 so that the simple display name appears in outgoing messages

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SYMPTOMS

By default, the Preserve sender's display name on message option is enabled in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. The display name is the name that appears in Address Book. When a user sends a message, the display name of the user appears in the message. You cannot configure Exchange 2003 so that the simple display name of the user appears instead of the display name in outgoing messages.

Note The Use Simple Display Name option applies only to e-mail that is sent to servers that are outside the Exchange Server organization.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Exchange Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
836993 How to obtain the latest service packs for Exchange Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   11-Jan-2005  03:00  6.5.7232.67     3,261,952  Mdbmsg.dll       
   08-Oct-2004  02:12                      3,304  Redir.asp
   11-Jan-2005  03:39  6.5.7232.67     5,161,984  Store.exe     
Note Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.After you install this hotfix, you can configure the registry so that either the simple display name or the display name appears in outgoing messages. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to your Exchange 2003 computer.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\ParametersSystem\Use Simple Display Name
  4. Double-click Use Simple Display Name.
  5. Perform either of the following steps, as appropriate:
    • If you want the simple display name to appear in outgoing messages, type 1 in the Value data box.
    • If you do not want the simple display name to appear in outgoing messages, type 0 in the Value data box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Quit Registry Editor.
For more information about Microsoft software updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
817903 New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages

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Article ID: 888416 - Last Review: October 25, 2007 - Revision: 6.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
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