OT: Windows 8 beta supplicant always prefixes computer name to user name

Martin Pauly pauly at hrz.uni-marburg.de
Fri Apr 27 15:27:59 CEST 2012

Hi everyone,

just for the records:

Thanks to Aman and Matthew for providing me with potential workarounds (by PM).
Aman says:
> This has been fixed after beta but the way to go about it is add a "\"
> before the username.
Matthew says:
> Just to let you know we have also seen this (although we tested
> with wireless not wired).
> We have found that if you put an '@realm' on the end of the
> username, windows will remove the host\\ from the start.

Interestingly enough, none of these worked.
We finally managed to get wpa_supplicant for Windows to run 
in Windows 7 compatibility mode, authentication was 
successful then -- but did not trigger a subsequent DHCP request.
Could do this manually, of course, but the user at this
point realized he needs his machine for work not play
and reverted to Windows 7 ...

Thanks a lot to everyone trying to help out

  Dr. Martin Pauly     Phone:  +49-6421-28-23527
  HRZ Univ. Marburg    Fax:    +49-6421-28-26994
  Hans-Meerwein-Str.   E-Mail: pauly at HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE
  D-35032 Marburg                                                           

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