[KBA-01275] Servers with long names appear to have identical names in Security Center - Security Center 5.2 - 5.7

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Security Center 5.2 - 5.7
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2013-12-17

[KBA-01275] Servers with long names appear to have identical names in Security Center

This article explains why servers with longer names might seem to have the same name in the Security Center Network view.

Applies to: Security Center 5.2 - 5.7

Symptoms

In the Network View in Config Tool, multiple servers seem to have identical names. Enlarging the workspace does not help.

Also, in the Resources tab of some roles, the role might seem to be hosted on different servers with identical names.

Cause

This occurs because the NetBIOS name of a computer is limited to 15 characters.

Example: You have two different servers, SERVER-ARCHIVER22 and SERVER-ARCHIVER23.

If you check the properties of those servers (right-click My Computer > Properties), the longer computer names are shown (SERVER-ARCHIVER and SERVER-ARCHIVER23). However, due to the NetBIOS name limitation, the NetBIOS name of both servers (SERVER-ARCHIVER) is displayed everywhere else on the network, including in Security Center.