Change default username settigns

I'm setting up Windows 2003 Server.  I have weveral users to add and several computers.  I'd like for the login name to be the first initail and last name (like Ann Jones would be ajones@<<mydomainname.local>>.

WHen I add users the username field populates with the complete name.  How can I change the default so I donlt have to manually change that field?

Thanks

thedslugy
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thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAsked:
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Netman66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Answer: no.

It must be manually input.

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Netman66Commented:
You can't.

Unless you add the user by the logon name then you must change it after typing in the proper name.

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thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Is this something new with Windows 2003?
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Netman66Commented:
In 2000, I don't think it populated as you typed - it stayed blank.

In 2003 it populates as you type.

I don't think it's new with respect to not being able to change that.  How would the OS know what logon name you wanted?  There are far too many combinations to take this into consideration.

Are you saying that you changed this behaviour in 2000?
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
You aren't confusing exchange email address generation with username generation are you?

You can change exchange email address generation with the recipient policy.

-red
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Netman66Commented:
Good point Red.  

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thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Sorry, folks, you lost me.  

I'm setting up users and I want the username to be the first initial and last name of the user.  I'd like for Windows to populate the username field with that information after I've input the user's first and last names.  

Can this be done?  If so, how?

thedslguy
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thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Netman66

Well it wasn't the answer I was hoping for but if that's the answer, so be it.

It sure seems like there should be a way to do that.  I would think one would be able to set a convention somehow.  Dang.

Thanks

thedslguy

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Netman66Commented:
Script it.  You can enter whatever you like via script with little input from the user.

Either VBscript or a combination of the DS Toolset would work.

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