Group names, user names and domains

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by gururajan20815, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I have a need to change all the user names and group names that have
    spaces or upper case letters in our small domain. I need to change them
    so that there only lower case letters and no spaces in any group name
    or
    user name.

    Am I correct in the idea that the SIDs are what are used for security
    across the domain and changing the names will only have negligible
    impact? It would only inconvenience those users that are using the
    current user names? The group name changes would not affect anyone at
    all???

    Are there any "bugaboos" and "gotchas" that would require us to be
    careful?

    Would it be safe to do this on a production Primary Domain Controller?
    Is it safe to do while the PDC is in operation?

    Thanks,

    Guru
     
    gururajan20815, Dec 23, 2005
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  2. This shouldn't be an issue for you. You would be wise to document the
    changes, in case something breaks...

    Oliver
     
    Oliver O'Boyle, Dec 23, 2005
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  3. gururajan20815

    josepe Guest

    Your network environtment can need or not a PDC. If you want to work
    hard with the control of the lan, should learn-about and dedicate some
    time to this issue. The PDC amdimistrator should know what he want, what
    the organization needs, what he haves and know the limits.
    For some mall networks the nice pieces are: a good firewall, a server
    group and local policies.
     
    josepe, Dec 26, 2005
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