This behavior occurs so that in situations when you have to log on to Windows from a computer where the preferred keyboard mapping is not installed, you can still log on to Windows by using your user name without the diacritical marks.
The USERNAME variable in Windows is set to use the exact user name that you type in the User name box in the Log on to Windows dialog box. If you log on and you do not type the diacritical marks that are contained in your user name, the USERNAME variable also does not contain the diacritical marks in your user name. Therefore, the value of the USERNAME variable is different from the user name that is stored in Active Directory. To work around this behavior, log on to Windows by typing your user name in user principal name (UPN) format. To do this, type the following in the User name box, where UserName is your user name and DomainName is the name of the domain:
Article ID: 839515 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 4