Distribution Group name change does not show up in GAL


  • Hi

    I changed the name of my OnPrem Distrubution Group few days back.

    1. After running sync (force sync as well - AD connect tool) the changed name does not show up in cloud.

    2. When i check in the Office portal , the display name is still the old one not the new one.

    3. My GAL also shows the old name not the new.

    4. I have made changes to the DG onprem (display name attribute from Attribute Editor)

    Am i missing something ?

    What powershell command should i run to change it on cloud and make the new name show up in GAL ?

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:05 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you use Azure AD PowerShell (either Get-MsolGroup or Get-AzureADGroup), are you able to locate the group? If so, can you see if its display name is the same as your on-prem group please?


    Chun Yong

    Monday, April 3, 2017 7:27 AM
  • The display name in azure ad powershell is correct.

    However the correct display name is for some strange reason not updating either in GAL , Exchange or Office Portal.

    Monday, April 3, 2017 11:35 AM