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Because AUX, CON, NUL, and PRN are reserved names in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft does not recommend that you use these names as site codes when you install System Management Server 2003 (SMS 2003), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 - Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012).
When you install the products mentioned above, Microsoft does not recommend that you use the following names as site codes:
Although you may not experience a problem when you install SMS or Configuration Manager and designate these site codes, you may experience problems later. For example, you may not be able to successfully install legacy clients or to correctly set up SMS 2.0 logon points because some folders cannot be correctly created.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716/ )How to remove files with reserved names in Windows
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