7-1: Best Practices for User Names

Solution overview

Type of solution

Guidance and scripts

Features and tools

User object name attributes, attribute clean-up scripts

Solution summary

Follow best practices for user name attributes, and clean up the vestiges of legacy practices to standardize user names with manageable naming conventions.


Decreased risk of broken functionality, reduced administrative overhead because of user name changes, improved user experience at logon, and better administrative experience.


User objects in Active Directory are, above all else, accounts used to provide authentication and management of users in the enterprise. Because many IT professionals began managing user accounts early in their careers and have ...

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