Name Resolution May Fail If NetBios Name Has ASCII Sixteenth Character

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SYMPTOMS

Name resolution may fail if the NetBIOS name has an ASCII sixteenth character. The problem occurs with Microsoft Systems Management Server Remote Control service when trying to attach to a computer running the Remote Control server component. The problem occurs when the name is not registered with WINS, and DNS is used to resolve the name.

This problem may occur with any application using ASCII characters for NetBIOS name suffix.

CAUSE

Systems Management Server Remote Control service uses <0x43> (ASCII "C") as NetBIOS name suffix for Systems Management Server Administrators Remote Control tool.

While generating the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to be resolved by DNS, the NetBIOS service parses the name incorrectly when the suffix is an ASCII character.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 163409
TITLE : NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

Systems Management Server Remote Control client uses the following suffix values:

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HexASCIIDescription
0x43CAdministrators Remote Control tool
0x44DClients Remote Control
0x45EClients Remote Chat
0x46FClients Remote Transfer

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Article ID: 186078 - Last Review: October 8, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbqfe KB186078

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