Changing OU separator in net ads join ?

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Tue Nov 16 22:18:36 GMT 2004

>Would it make sense to allow '\\' as a separator (that is, a single '\' 
Well, it would change the logic significantly.

Actually, I've thought about it a bit, and I think instead it might be 
better to do the escaping ourselves, because on the windows side, when you 
create an OU that has a # in it, you never see a \.  It takes care of that 
for you.  So from the perspective of the admin running the "net ads join", 
adding a \ for a character that doesn't need to be escaped because of the 
shell is silly. 

So what I'm thinking is we should add escapes for anything that needs to 
be escaped :-)

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