Reply to post: Re: Push back and automate

Sysadmin told to spend 20+ hours changing user names, for no reason

Paul IT

Re: Push back and automate

Rob - you are right - the problem with usernames and people's personal lives are HR.

Marriage can cause problems when a username incorporates their maiden name, but the biggest problem is divorce, when they absolutely want to get rid of their previous surname from aspects of company business including their AD account and SQL databases.

It is also not pleasant when previous documents that had been written by said persons include their path/user/full name on the footers of documents of years gone by and requested (ordered by HR) that these are updated by IT. No f*cking way.

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