Windows Server 2008 Thread, User Naming Convention in Technical; Just wondering what is working for everyone for user naming conventions in AD. We are building a new AD and ...
21st September 2012, 09:42 PM #1
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User Naming Convention
Just wondering what is working for everyone for user naming conventions in AD. We are building a new AD and want to avoid duplicates but yet something that is not too long or complicated. Was thinking first 4 chars of first name followed by first four chars of last name.
21st September 2012, 09:56 PM #2
We use year of entry,surname,.,initial
12Smith.J if we get another J Smith then they use 12Smith.John etc. Touch wood, we haven't had any students with the same name in same year group yet!
21st September 2012, 10:00 PM #3
We use first 2 characters of firstname followed by the total of first name and surname characters in numbers followed by first 2 characters of surname then a random number.
Example - John Smith = jo45sm23
We have had no issues with this over the past 3 years when we introduced it.
21st September 2012, 10:16 PM #4
We use year of entry, forename, first letter of surname
In the year we had both Alex Richards and Alex Rhodes, we ended up with 2 letters of surname.
12 alexri and 12alexrh
21st September 2012, 10:54 PM #5
year of entry + initial + surname i.e 12jbloggs
I have a spreadsheet to work out the username based on their year and wether I'm entering it before or after september this then creates a csv for import via dovestones bulk users tool.
21st September 2012, 11:14 PM #6
Our students have numbers. Each year group has its wont prefix. That way if a student name changes the username doesn't
21st September 2012, 11:58 PM #7
We use a colour per year, and a number. That way it's simple, not tied to a changeable name, and contains no personally identifiable information. Takes them a few weeks to remember when they start though!
22nd September 2012, 12:38 AM #8
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2 digit year of entry - initials - number.
Joe Bloggs - 12JB01
John Bloggs - 12JB02
22nd September 2012, 10:46 AM #9
Year of birth, first name, surname initial, optional number, my script does it all for me. 99JoeB, 99JoeB1
22nd September 2012, 12:22 PM #10
Year, Surname, Initial e.g. 12SmithJ
Duplicates get a 2 on the end automatically as setup during bulk process.
22nd September 2012, 01:40 PM #11
No duplicates for me since setting that up.
22nd September 2012, 01:45 PM #12
We just use the student number, which is the year of entry followed by a four digit number 0001-9999. Staff follow the same procedure but the year is replaced with the initials of the school. No chance of duplicates at all.
22nd September 2012, 02:31 PM #13
For teaching staff we use their three letter (initials usually) teaching code as per SIMS.net.
For support staff we use initial.surname.
For students we use surname.first-two-letters-of-preferred-name
No issues here...
24th September 2012, 02:20 PM #14
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
Originally Posted by unixman_again
24th September 2012, 02:24 PM #15
We use yearof entry first initial surname,
for example Joe Bloggs this year was 12JBloggs duplicates just get a number on the end, not elegant but they have full name is display name and home folder path so it is obvious if they use the wrong account on a duplicate, which has happened once in our current 7 year groups of 150+
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