DSfW: samaccount names created with random values if there are duplicate CNs

  • 7011502
  • 12-Dec-2012
  • 12-Dec-2012


Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES11)
Open Enterprise Server 11SP1 (OES11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


Multiple users have the same cn with different contexts
Some users have samAccountName with randon values instead of the cn


eDirectory allows objects with the same cn as long as the objects are have different contexts.
Since the samAccountName is populated with the cn as long as the cn is no more than 20 characters (see TID 7010993).
With multiple users with the same cn only one of the users will populate the samAccountName with the cn .  All other users will have random values for the samAccountName.

Additional Information

A future patch will list users with the same cn in the dsfw-change.log