The format of the specified computer name is invalid

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Eugene Kalinin, May 4, 2004.

  1. When trying to remotely manage a Windows 2000 Server system (member server
    in a W2K domain) I get various errors. Connecting to machine in Computer
    Management works, some items work and some don't. For example, Services
    snap-in works fine, but Event Viewer can not connect:
    - if connecting vith a NetBIOS name: The network path not found
    - if connecting with FQDN: The format of the specified computer name is
    System name is BCH-SAFIR-SRV (13 characters), FQDN length is 24 chars, no
    special characters except '-' in computer name.
    Ping works for both short name and FQDN.
    Computer name is registered in both DNS and WINS.
    NET VIEW \\computername, as well as general file access work. However, there
    are problems accessing file shares from a service application running on a
    different system (this system computer account has appropriate access rights
    on both share and NTFS levels). This service app returns 'access denied'
    error. I don't know if it's related to the first problem, or it is something

    Any suggestions?
    Eugene Kalinin, May 4, 2004
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  2. OOPS. It was the Remote Registry Service. Somehow it happened to be set to
    Manual startup.
    Eugene Kalinin, May 4, 2004
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  3. That'll do it.
    Phillip Windell, May 4, 2004
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