The policy described in this scenario generates the pre-Windows 2000 user logon name in accordance with this rule: the first character of the user first name, optionally followed by a uniqueness number, followed by the user last name. The length of the policy-generated name is at most eight characters. If the name is longer, trailing characters are truncated as needed. Examples of names generated by this policy are as follows:
The policy generates the name J1Smitso for the user John Smitson if the name JSmitson is in use. If both JSmitson and J1Smitso are in use, the policy generates the name J2Smitso, and so on.
To implement this scenario, you must perform the following actions:
- Create and configure the Policy Object that defines the appropriate policy.
- Apply the Policy Object to a domain, OU, or Managed Unit.
As a result, when assigning a pre-Windows 2000 user logon name to a user account in the container you selected in Step 2, the Active Roles user interfaces provide a Generate button to create a name in accordance with the policy rule. In the event of a naming conflict, clicking the Generate button causes the policy to add a uniqueness number to the name.
The following two sections elaborate on the steps to implement this scenario.