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What are the Active Directory Display Names rules?

Posted On 2006-09-25 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Active Directory AD
Tags: Tip Tutorial Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003
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On a user object, display name is normally the user's first name followed by their last name, but it can be set to any string.

The rules for display names are:

- Local display names must be unique on a workstation.

- Display names must be unique throughout a domain.

- Display names may not exceed 64 characters.

- Display names can contain alphanumeric characters and special characters.


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