maximum lenght for machines

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by George, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    My company is developing new naming scheme but we are unsure how many
    characters to use for machine names. We are going to be running mixed 2000
    and 2003 AD. Are underscores and dashes alowed?

    Thanks in advance, George
    George, Dec 10, 2004
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  2. George

    Simon Geary Guest

    Both can be used by Windows 2000\2003 DNS but it will make your life easier
    if you stick to the standard DNS conventions of only using dashes (and
    letters and numbers).

    If you are running non-Microsoft DNS then you will definitely not be able to
    use underscores. MS DNS is a little less strict on the RFC rules. The
    general advice: don't use underscores.
    Simon Geary, Dec 10, 2004
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  3. Tinfoil hat securely fastened, Simon Geary pounded the keyboard to produce
    That depends, actually. :) (I agree with the rest, BTW.)

    Laura A. Robinson, Dec 15, 2004
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