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Name resolution may fail if the NetBIOS name has an ASCII sixteenthcharacter. The problem occurs with Microsoft Systems Management ServerRemote Control service when trying to attach to a computer running theRemote Control server component. The problem occurs when the name is notregistered with WINS, and DNS is used to resolve the name.
This problem may occur with any application using ASCII characters forNetBIOS name suffix.
Systems Management Server Remote Control service uses <0x43> (ASCII "C") asNetBIOS name suffix for Systems Management Server Administrators RemoteControl tool.
While generating the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to be resolved byDNS, the NetBIOS service parses the name incorrectly when the suffix is anASCII character.
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 163409 TITLE : NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
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.
Systems Management Server Remote Control client uses the following suffixvalues: