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When you start or reboot a computer that has two network adapters installed, the Workstation service may not start and the following error messages may appear in Event Viewer:
Event ID: 3870 Source: Workstation Description: <computer name> is not a valid computer name. Event ID: 7023 Source: Service Control Manager Description: The Workstation service terminated with the following error: A duplicate name exists on the network.
This behavior can occur if both network adapters attempt to register the same NetBIOS name with the Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS).
To resolve this issue, disable the NetBEUI protocol that is bound to one of the network adapters. To do this:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed above.
For more information about NetBIOS names and WINS, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/103470/EN-US/ )NetBIOS Name Conflicts When NetBEUI Used on Multiple NICs
Article ID: 197157 - Last Review: February 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.3