Can user have the same login as the name of a computer in the Windows domain?
Posted on 2009-04-16
This is related to MS Windows environment. I am trying to distinguish "workplace" from the application point of view. When the application is launched in LAN, the workplace would be the physical name of the computer. When the application is launched through Terminal Services, the workplace would be the login name of the user. The goal is to ensure that one "workplace" is used by one user exclusively (for the application).
The problem of the approach would be observed if the computer could be assigned the same identifier as the user login name (the same name for the user and for the computer). We can change the design to cope even with that situation correctly. However, before changing the design...
Can a user have the same name as a computer? If yes, can this be a kind of "usual practice" or "reasonable wish" to give the user's computer the same name?