Period in Username

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2008-11-10
Our email naming convention is We are looing into making the network login name same as email name. Are there any drawbacks of having period in AD username?
Question by:java321
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    That's what we use here ( AD 2003) and never had any problem with it. Not sure in a mixed unix-windows environnement but i'm pretty sure it would not cause a problem.

    good luck
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Consider this - if your user names are the same as your email addresses - hackers KNOW the user names already - now they only need to guess the passwords...
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    i see no drawbacks. we've been using that convention for a while now. We are running windows 2003 function level

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