Realm names are used for network routing and authentication. They provide the identification required to forward authentication requests to the server that holds the user's credentials. In Windows, a realm name is often an Active Directory┬« Domain Services (AD DS) domain name. Realm information is used for dial-up connections only.

Setting Description

Do not add a realm name to the user name

Specifies that the connection profile sends the user name to the remote server exactly as typed.

Add a realm name to the user name

Specifies that the connection profile adds the realm name entered on this page to every user name before it is sent to the remote server for authentication.

Realm name (include separator character)

Specifies the text added to the user name before it is sent to the remote server for authentication. Include the separator character that is to be used to separate the realm name from the user name.

Before the user name

Specifies that the realm name is to be prefixed to the user name. Commonly used when the backward slash (/) is the separator between realm and user name. If you select this option, the Realm name should be structured similar to the following: Microsoft\

After the user name

Specifies that the realm name is to be suffixed to the user name. Commonly used when the at (@)' character is the separator between user name and realm. If you select this option, the Realm name should be structured similar to the following: @Microsoft.com

For more information about using realms, see Providing a Realm Name (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80950) on the Microsoft Web site.

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