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Computer Name Setup Allows Invalid Characters in Computer Name
Article ID: 228275 - View products that this article applies to.
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In the GUI-mode portion of Setup, when you are prompted for the computer name, you are allowed to enter nonstandard characters (for example, "qw#$%^_fg"). If you do so, you receive a warning about using a non-DNS name, but you are allowed to continue. After Setup is finished, the Setuperr.log file reports that the computer name has nonstandard characters.
Change the computer name to a name that uses standard characters. The following characters are usually invalid for use in a computer name:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.