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Posted on 2006-06-20
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Quick 50 points guys.

Is it generally not good practise to use Brackets () when naming security groups.

Like in active directory when creating a new group and naming it, should one use brackets in the name.
I was thinking of creating groups with names like:-

Server Access (Datacenter)
Server Access (Headquarters)

If its not advisable, what about:-

Server Access - Datacenter
Server Access - Headquarters


Just wanted to know if a naming convention should be followed when creating groups and adding members/users to the group!

Thanks folks!
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Personal preference = use underscores Ive done this for years and never had a problem Server_Access_Datacenter for example
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but to answer the question illegal charecrers for groups are the same as for files and folders :)

A group can contain any uppercase or lowercase characters except the following:

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Oh, all my other groups I just used a space..

So:-

SQL Server Access


Should I start renaming / fixing?
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no no thats fine :) as long as there are no charecters that are illegal :)

spaces are fine - otherwise there couldnt be a power users group or a domain administrators group etc
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:)

Top man Pete! Cheers!
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Thanq
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