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Microsoft NetBIOS Computer Naming Conventions

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SUMMARY
This article is intended to clarify what are valid NetBIOS computer names.
MORE INFORMATION
A computer name can be up to 15 alphanumeric characters with no blankspaces. The name must be unique on the network and can contain thefollowing special characters:
   ! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) - _ ' { } . ~				
The Following characters are not allowed:
   \ * + = | : ; " ? < > ,				
REFERENCES
Microsoft Windows NT Network Administration 4.0

Support Fundamentals For Microsoft Windows NT 3.5

Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit

RFC 1001 Protocol Standard For A NetBIOS Service On A TCP/UDP Transport:
Concepts And Methods
netbios name net bios
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Article ID: 188997 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 08:54:06 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition

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