I have a problem with the initials field of active directory accounts. The case:
We have Dutch employees, and dutch names sometimes have insertions in their names. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussenvoegsel
For example: "Jan van der Vries". Jan is first name, Vries is surname, and "van der" is the insertion. Due to the E-mail address policy the customer wants for Exchange, I have to put "van der" in a seperate field in AD that can be used by Exchange E-mail address policies. I used the initials field for this.
Problem: The initials field can only contain 6 characters, and "van der" is 7 characters.
Question: What is the risk of editing the AD schema to enlarge the initials field in AD to let's say 12 characters? Is there any serious impact?