Oct 02 2017 07:44 AM
Oct 02 2017 07:44 AM
Hello. Our organization name is set up with a comma right now. I believe this drives the local OneDrive directory name (OneDrive - Name, Inc). If we edit the name to display without the comma, what would the effects be? Would the local drive recognize that change has been made? Or will it create a brand new directory? Thank you!
May 30 2021 10:41 PM
Jun 01 2021 08:02 AM
Aug 22 2021 05:33 PM - edited Aug 22 2021 05:34 PM
Previously i've changed this for a client and within a few hours was able to 'unlink' and re-sync a sharepoint folder and the new short-name was used. I've just tried it on my own sharepoint this weekend and it has been 48 hours, still won't use the new short name.
I'll wait another day or two...maybe it will take longer :(
Sep 05 2021 04:50 AM
@coolhive, Had the same thing happen to me after an org change a few weeks back where I did it on a Friday and it wasn't until the Monday early morning where the new org name change had taken effect and then OneDrive synced with the new org name.
Suspect it may be a transitional thing with Microsoft with the amount of time it takes, as I just did one a few days back, still awaiting for the changes to happen!
Oct 13 2021 11:25 AM
@UncleJerem I'm about to change the Org Name in the Office 365 Admin Portal. Did you experience any issues with the OD synch clients after doing so? I'm afraid it will cause the OD to stop synching with their OD and SharPoint sites. I'm not very concerned about the new name not taking effect on old clients as long as they keep synching. (even with the old company name)
Should I consider anything else before making the change?
Oct 13 2021 01:07 PM
@RodoMCP, you'll be fine when it comes to any existing OneDrive syncs as they will continue to sync.
It will only be for any new devices that the OneDrive sync is conducted on where you will see the new org name change take effect.
Also in order for any existing OneDrive sync to reflect the new org name, the OneDrive syncs will need to be stopped and unsynced as well as signed out of the OneDrive sync app as if starting fresh again.
Feb 13 2022 06:54 PM
Jul 01 2022 09:20 AM - edited Jul 01 2022 09:43 AM
It appears to be a Registry Key where the display name is stored.
The Key used is "DisplayName"
What will show in OneDrive is "OneDrive - <<DisplayName>>"
Path and other variables are also listed, but I wanted only to change the displayname.
This changes so far only the displayname in the task notifications. In Explorer you still see the old name. Unlinking and relinking the account restores the cached old orgname. :(
I will be investigating this a bit further.
Jul 26 2022 07:34 AM
did you found out any found out anything regarding renaming the org name for OneDrive within the file explorer?
All described workarounds in this thread seem not to work properly and are limited to active end user involvement.
How can we ensure, that the org name is updated at large scale across an entire organization with thousands of users and devices?
Oct 12 2022 01:59 AM
Did anyone who uses sharepoint automap GPOs notice that everyone had to re-sync after changing org name ?
I dont care if current syncs dont show new org name, i just dont want the syncs to re-do or break