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Period in Username

Our email naming convention is firstname.lastname@abc.com. We are looing into making the network login name same as email name. Are there any drawbacks of having period in AD username?
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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
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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...
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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