Thursday, May 8, 2008

Showing Administrator name instead of System Account

Many times we came across situation when instead of showing your name the site shows Welcome System Account or instead of your name in Modified by column it shows System Account. There is a way to change it. On the top of the page where you see Welcome System Account, click the drop down and click My Settings. There you will find an option to edit the item. Try to change the name from there.

4 comments:

Manoj Iyer said...

Hey that was quite informative. I had been trying to figure a way out to achieve it. you saved my computer from getting smashed !!!

Gabriel said...

In Forms Auth thats not possible, so in order to change that you will need to programatically get the user, change the name property and call the update method.

ALI said...

This happens when you use some random or your personal account to install sharepoint which is not recommended, We can get a solution by creating a new AD account (Spacifically for sharepoint) and give it the same permissions as the existing system account. Then transfer SharePoint system account From Existing one to Newly created one.

ALI said...

This happens when you use some random or your personal account to install sharepoint which is not recommended, We can get a solution by creating a new AD account (Spacifically for sharepoint) and give it the same permissions as the existing system account. Then transfer SharePoint system account From Existing one to Newly created one.




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