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Windows Server 2008 Thread, User Naming Convention in Technical; We use year of entry + house initial + last 4 digits of admission number (for students)...
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    We use year of entry + house initial + last 4 digits of admission number (for students)

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    We nearly used something related to house, turns out the students change every 5 minutes anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by british_government View Post
    We nearly used something related to house, turns out the students change every 5 minutes anyway!
    Well thats not helpful lol. Our houses change when they get to sixth form, but the user names stay the same and after 5 years of using them they shouldn't be easy to forget, at least we hope so anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    I am not a number! I wish we could do this, but I'd end up having to tattoo barcodes on their arms, and that has bad connotations
    It makes taking the register very simple though. All you need is a scanner and bip, beep, job done. Well, until it says "Unexpected student in the bagging area."

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    For pupils, we use their SIMS enrollment number. Staff we use three letters from their name first letter of first name, first two of surname (no clashes as yet!)

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    We use {Firstname}{Lastname}{Year} for students

    JoeBloggs12

    Staff {Firstname}{Lastname}

    Never had any duplicates.

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    I use last name first initial last for of student ID
    John Smith ID# 268934
    smithj8934

    My script handles this for me too.

    I have not had a duplicate with students yet.

    I try to keep staff first name underscore last initial

    John_s

    I have had a few duplicates here and either add a second letter or spell it out depending on user's preference / length of their name.

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    surname, first initial. if already taken add the next number in sequence.

    john smith:
    smithj becomes smithj2

    i've set our student management system to do this for me so that when it receives the enrolment data it creates an account for the student. it ensures there are no duplicates. its not lazy, its being efficient!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atamakosi View Post

    i've set our student management system to do this for me so that when it receives the enrolment data it creates an account for the student. it ensures there are no duplicates. its not lazy, its being efficient!
    Hey, I wrote an entire piece of user management software which links into sims, user accounts are automatically created and disabled for students as they are taken on and off role, same for staff. It took about 3 weeks of my time to code but now its running we never have the "has a user account been setup" worry again. Also creates home folders and sets ownership and permissions, and moves home folders of users who have left

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    We use YearofEntrySurnameFirstInitial for students, and SurnameFirstInitial for staff.

    In case of clash we use the first two letters of the given name, so Jane Smith is SmithJ, Julian Smith is SmithJU etc.

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    can we have a look at theis manafement software?

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    We use surname, initial of first name then the year that the year joined the school. Eg smithj12 for john Smith who joined in the school year 2013.

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    Blimey - Year Of Entry, First 4 of Surname, First 2 of firstname so John Smith is 12SmitJo

    Had a two students last year with same first, middle & surname (deffo unrelated), normally we have at least 3 sets of twins per year and last year we had triplets..., John, Jack & Jimmy!

    Active Directory - whats that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    Staff we use three letters from their name first letter of first name, first two of surname (no clashes as yet!)
    This is what we do for staff, so Joe Bloggs would be jbl. If that's taken, we take letters one and three of their surname instead of one and two, so jbo in this case.

    Students are year of entry_firstinitialSurname, so a Joey JoeJoe in yr 7 would be 12_jjoejoe

    Edit - whoops and this thread was from September last year

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    Students: Year of Entry + First Three Letters of First Name + First Three Letters of Surname
    Staff: ST + First Three Letters of First Name + First Three Letters of Surname
    Office Admin: First Initial and then First Two Letters of Surname

    Resulting in: 13THEBOI, STTHEBOI or TBO for me.

    We have had some dupes, but they are rare.

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