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Different usernames - Different Domains - Same user

We are in the process of migrating our current AD domain to the coporate parent's domain.  In our domain user accounts are named as  FirstInitialLastname.  In the corp. domain they use FirstName.LastName.

Now here's the problem.....  There is a very old dos-based application that we run that cannot run when a user's name is longer than 8 characters.  Is there a way to login to the corporate domain as Johnathan.Smith for example and somehow associate John.Doe in corp domain to JSmith in Local domain so that this app can run its configs etc... and start like it does now?


Keep in mind that we have no admin access to change any user attributes in the corp domain.
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dspent
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Netman66Commented:
No, but the Pre-Windows 2000 logon can be something different than the regular logon.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
if i remember correctly then DOS will only look at the pre 2000 name anyway
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Netman66Commented:
Correct.  If these users are given 8-dot-3 Pre-Windows 2000 logons and use them to login with then it should work fine.

Just give the users that require the DOS app these special Pre-Windows 2000 logon names.

You'll find that on the Account tab of the properties of the User's Account in AD.

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dspentAuthor Commented:
Well I'll be.... I guess I was overthinking the problem... That will work perfectly.

Thanks.
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