Retrieve User Display Name in Nintex Without User Profile Service

If you are using Nintex Standard Edition or if you are using SharePoint Foundation with Nintex Enterprise, you may be frustrated with missing the User Profile Service and the associated workflow actions from Nintex.  The Nintex workflow action provides an easy way to retrieve properties about the user like their Display Name as well as their departments, title, manager, etc. 

I often need a user’s display name to use in messaging or in creating strings, however, without the User Profile service, this can be very challenging.  In the following video, I will demonstrate a little work around that returns the Display Name for any user you specify regardless of your SharePoint or Nintex versioning.  Enjoy!