Daryl Herzmann

Change SBS to case insensitive usernames

Discussion created by Daryl Herzmann Champion on Jul 13, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2010 by LG



With the upcoming migration to new servers and SBS 4.5, we are going to change usernames to be case insensitive to match the default setting with SBS 4.5 .  My impression is that this default setting is to better support LDAP and perhaps some other use cases.  Anyway, there are roughly 150 usernames that only different in case.  This will require some manual intervention.  What is currently proposed is that:


  1. We delete any of those duplicate usernames that never logged in to SBS (this removes about 45 of those accounts).
  2. We change the username for accounts which had the oldest activity to ${USERNAME}_fixme.  I'll follow up via email with these accounts offering to help migrate them to new account names.


I suspect that most of these accounts are bots anyway, but will be careful regardless.  If there are any objections, please voice them now!