Assume that you set up SQL Server replication and created a publication on a database that has a period in its name. If you run the Expired subscription clean up job or the sys.sp_expired_subscription_cleanup stored procedure, the job or stored procedure fails, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Msg 7202, Level 11, State 2, Procedure sp_expired_subscription_cleanup
Could not find server 'dbname' in sys.servers. Verify that the correct server name was specified. If necessary, execute the stored procedure sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sys.servers.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.