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why did my friend name users like this?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by PK-her0, May 3, 2010.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    hi guys,

    why did my friend name users john.jackson
    or mary.black on our sbs server?

    when i asked him he said it was a tidy way to name user accounts.
    and that there was some benefit...that i didnt understand.

    anybody have an idea?
     
  2. digitalsatori

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    For the most part, the way an administrator decides to name their user accounts comes down to preference and how they organize. Perhaps their email address are set up as first.last and it would be easier to explain to users that their login name is the same as their email address.
     
  3. aasimenator

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    the standard way most companies do it is First Name Initials + last name for e.g. MBlack or JJackson
    the shorter the better as users don't have to remember the long names or the .'s or -'s

    but never use only first names as there can be duplicates.
    there are short outcomes here too e.g Mary Black has a brother his name is Michael Black what would you do then? Mblack is already used....

    So its really up to the admin what naming convention he/she wants to follow
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    first intial first 4 of your last name and an indentifying unique number E.G. employee id/ssn/HR number will usually always keep you in the clear of NEVER having any problems with ID duplication.

    As stated above its really just all about preference.
     
  5. lordsmurf

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    He did it because that's how he likes it. It's 100% preference.

    And sometimes it doesn't make ANY sense whatsoever. I worked for a place that named all computers "win2k###" even though everything was WinXP, 2003, 2008, etc. The non-Win computers had random names. It was idiotic, to be quite honest.
     
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