Setting up users in Windows 2003

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

I'm setting up users in windows 2003 (180 edition to practise on)

I set up an account with the user name "Scott Bishop" (example from the MS book), and it auto filled the user logon name to,
but it asked to fill in the "user longon name for Pre-windows 2000" to "sbishop".

now when i try to login with that account how comes i can only login with the sbishop user name and not the scott.bishop.
Question by:LFC1980

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    See that article for more info ^^

    You "should" be able to login as (the UPN) and the domain field will become grayed out.  You cannot just put scott.bishop though, because at that point it would be looking for the netbios username which is sbishop because you set it to sbishop.

    I'm "pretty certain" that's right...but other experts may explain it in better detail than I can.

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    yeah, you're right. i CAN login with . But why do i need to type in full i.e. why cant i just have scott.bishop because the contoso is already selected via the drop down box on what domain i want to log into

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    Because you are trying to log in using the UPN (user principal name) and the syntax for that is (so

    scott.bishop ONLY tells the netlogon service it is using the netbios username (pre-win2k username) because there isn't a in its syntax, which is a proper UPN.

    I understand what you are wanting it to do, but it just doesn't work that way.

    You can workaround it by setting the netbios username to the same as the UPN if you both would be scott.bishop.
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    Thanks for the points!

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