Format of user id

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I posted this over in the SQL Server question.  It was suggested I post here.

This is the post:

I noticed, in a system I inherited, that the SS Agent startup account is an email address on the Active Directory domain.  I'm stilling learning AD, and this may not even be an AD issue.  SS Agent obviously works, but I must confess I've never used an email account for a startup account.  Is this a good practice?  A bad practice?  Any caveats?

many thanks
Question by:guillotj
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    What you're seeing is not really an email address (even though it looks like one), its called a UPN logon (UPN=User Principal Name).  In AD you can logon with either the classic DOMAIN\user format, or  Most likely thats all this is, its nothing to worry about.

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