AD naming convention issue
Posted on 2003-10-23
firstname.lastname (as a login will work as long as it is less than 20 characters and matches the pre win2k name)
firstname.lastname @ mysite.com (will work regardless of the length of the users name, even if the pre-win2k name is truncated like so: firstname.lastnam)
it seems we are running into a 20 character limit because of the user logon name (pre-windows 2000) and this is a feature according to microsoft (with no fix since this is a feature).
so #1, is there a way to append the @mysite.com automatically? or 2, make a change so that it does not default to the pre win2k name? the reason this is needed as we are not going to change our naming convention for this and we are not going to have our users shorten their names (all names and logins are based on full legal names EX: someone named jim robbins full name is james robbins so his login would be firstname.lastname@example.org, not what he would be informally known as, in this case jim robbins)
i don't know much about this (active directory) but i am researching this to learn more and to fix an issue we are having with several users.
thanks for the help.