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How do I create UPNs (User Principle Names)?  And is there any disadvantages to creating UPNS?
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You can add a UPN by using the Active Directory Domains and Trusts snappin, right click on the top of the tree and select properties then under the UPN Suffix tab you can add your UPN's

There are no disadvantages that I am aware of, it allows you to get people to login using their UPN suffix which if you are hosting for multiple companies can help with the segregation.
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The reason I want to create an UPN is so the users can log on with their email addresses.  

e.g. logon is "firstname.secondname@companyname.local" and
email is "firstname.secondname@companyname.co.uk".

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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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HI,

Yes for this you can create the UPN suffix as @companyname.co.uk and change the same in users property in AD.

So then the user can login with the email..

let me know if you have any questions...

Cheers,
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by:Glen Knight
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Then the instructions I have provided above will do this for you.
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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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Check the link below

How to create UPN suffix

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756018(WS.10).aspx

Cheers,
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by:Glen Knight
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Once you have created the UPN you will need to select it from the account tab on the user properties.
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by:Glen Knight
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Premglitz, how does that link provide anything different from my first post?
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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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Demazter, that link will be easy with step guidence to the author....! which is from technet site...!
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by:Glen Knight
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It says exactly what I said!
Please read previous posts before posting.
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cheers for your answers guys.  

I've added the UPN suffix "@companyname.co.uk" and I can log on using this. I can also logon using "@companyname.local".  Why do you need to select the UPN in active directory user and computers if you can log on with both anyway?
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by:Glen Knight
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because you may want people to use this when loging in to Outlook Web Access (or another service were UPN is the option)
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ive tested and i can log in to OWA using both UPNs anway?  Why have a selection in the users and computers?
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I am afraid this you will have to ask Microsoft, but you can probably use both with OWA because one is your email address and the other is your internal UPN.

If you added a 3rd I suspect (I have not tried it) it would need to be selected because it won't be your internal one or your email address.
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can you think of any other services where UPN is a option?
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by:Glen Knight
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Unified Messaging, OCS........apart from that no not really.
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