Can a Naming Convention Policy be configured with multiple scopes? (NETIQKB5770)

  • 7705770
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 20-Jun-2007


Can a Naming Convention Policy be configured with multiple scopes?

Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x

Yes, a policy can be setup in Directory and Resource Administrator to enforce a Naming Convention Policy with multiple scopes.  To setup a Naming Convention Policy with multiple scopes perform the following steps:

  1. Launch the Directory and Resource Administrator MMC, logged in as an Assistant Admin with a minimum Built-in Configuration role.
  2. Expand the Policy and Automation management snap-in.
  3. Select Policy.
  4. Click New.
  5. Select Create a policy to validate a specify property.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the ActiveViews and Assistant Admins over which the policy should be enforced.
  8. Click Next.
  9. For the Select object class field select User from the drop down list.
  10. Click Browse on the Select class property field.
  11. Select userPrincipalName (sAMAccountName in the case of an NT4 domain).
  12. Click Add.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Next.
  15. In the Property format mask field type the desired scopes separated by a comma (e.g abc*,bcd*,efg*).
  16. Click Next.
  17. Click Next.
  18. Specify a name in the Policy name field.
  19. Select the This policy must always pass option.
  20. Select the Policy enabled option.
  21. Click Next.
  22. Click Finish.


To create Naming Convention policies for other objects in a Windows 2000 domain select the property from the following table in step 10 instead:

Contact Name
Computer dNSHostName
OU Name
Group Name
User userPrincipalName

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Formerly known as NETIQKB5770