Sharepoint 2016 user information list not updating

The list separator splits a single resource name into two separate resources on the Microsoft Project resource sheet.

Other characters can cause errors and lack of functionality.

Sometime later, a change to this display name is made in Active Directory and you do not see the change filtering up to the user profile in Share Point.

Your Active Directory display name contains a comma which is a common list separator property.

You can also use this steps to validate the change.

To resolve the issues in the scenarios above, you change the Share Point user display name with Power Shell.

With that said, here are some instructions for getting some information about users, more specifically, the currently logged in user.

Recently I was working on the packaging up the site collection developed in my virtual machine and deploying to the client’s environment.

This can be done with Share Point 2010 Foundation, Share Point 2010 enterprise and standard, and also WSS 3.0 and MOSS.

There can be many reasons why you may want to change the displayed Share Point user display name given to a user in Share Point.

You may also wish to find what the Share Point user account identity is.

During the deployment, when I packaged up the site collection using the Backup-SPSite command and restored in the client environment using the Restore-SPSite command, everything looked great except people picker controls and security management pages showed the source active directory users (e.g. What it means is there are duplicate users from my active directory and client’s active directory causing confusion among user identity (e.g. This is really interesting because as I am researching this issue, this has been known issue since WSS 2.0 era (see the links below) and I have never came across this situation in last 5 years. In my sample use case, I have a “Niks\tpatel” user added to the site membership in my virtual environment.

After deploying the site collection in the client environment, I am able to browse the “Niks\tpatel” user from the target environment’s people picker control.

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