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Maximum User-ID Length in Windows NT

By bill.j.schlageter ·
Is there a way to have long user-ids to access an NT domain (ie 64 characters)? I want to use e-mail addresses as user ids, but e-mail addresses often extend beyond the NT standard of 20 charaters.

Thanks for you help.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Maximum User-ID Length in ...

No you cant have long users ID's in the user manager for domains, but what you can do to sove your problem is to define long e-mail addresses in exchange. This is very simply to do.

Good luck

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by McKayTech In reply to Maximum User-ID Length in ...

From what I can tell, the 20-character limit is also the size of the field in the SAM database so without using some sort of custom schema extension, it is not possible to use a longer user-id than 20 in an NT4 environment.

You could, I suppose, use another authentication mechanism that truncates the user-id to 20 characters and then passes it to NT for authentication but I can't paint a detailed picture of exactly how that would work. But something like CiscoSecure (TACACS) using the NT database comes to mind.

paul

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