SP 2 upgrade with "doted netbios domain name" RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am having an issue with the SP2 upgrade. Our netbios domain name has a dot or period in it - "domain.com". When the install script checks to see if there is an account in SQL for the server, it chops off the .com".

    The log shows this:
    Adding a login for SMS Site Server: IF NOT EXISTS (select * from master.sys.server_principals where name='DOMAIN\SERVER01$') CREATE LOGIN [DOAMIN\SERVER01$] FROM WINDOWS

    If I run that query manually against the SQL server, it fails. But if I substitute the correct "DOMAIN.COM\SERVER01", it will create the account.

    Any thoughts how I can get around this?
    • Edited by jbmurphy Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:07 PM needed to add the work netbios
    Monday, November 16, 2009 11:20 PM

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  • All AD FQDN's have a dot in them it's a requirement and has been since Windows 2000 server introduced AD. I generally use .local and never use .com but I don't see why it would matter. Does this stop the upgrade or just give a warning?

    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:08 AM
  • This stops the upgrade. And nothing is workign now. I believe it is connecting via netbios name. Whatever it is doing, it is trying to create/check for an account that id DOMAIN\SERVER01$ which will not work. It has to be DOMAIN.COM\SERVER01$ as that is the netbios name of the domain.

    Thanks for the reply
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:18 AM
  • Although the NetBIOS name is technically legal, the period in it is certainly the source of the issue. You will have to call CSS to get this resolved.

    I hope for your sake this is a test domain, as this will cause you major pain in many products.
    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:15 PM
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:27 AM
  • What am I missing here? All my domains are .something.

    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:36 AM
  • Unfortunately it is production. I inherited it.
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:44 AM
  • What am I missing here? All my domains are .something.

    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum

    that is your dns name. what happens when you type nbtstat -n? My guess is that the Group will not have a dot in it.
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:47 AM
  • http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/909264

    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:51 AM
  • jbmurphy,
    Did you ever find a resolution to this dotted domain issue?  We are running into the EXACT issue trying to install SP2 of SCCM2007.  Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

    I can be reached directly at: darin.nelson@anokaramsey.edu


    Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:10 PM
  • Hello,

    Latest info on this is:

    This happens when the NETBIOS name contains a dot in it "." which makes it look as a FQDN name, which is not.

    For example we can have a netbios name of domain.com, and the FQDN of the domain could be domain.test.com or anything you like.
    The problem is that EMC does a FQDN check when launching and it sees the netbios name as a fqdn ( because it uses that format ) so the EMC will fail because there is no such FQDN .

    There is currently a bug opened with MS and it is scheduled for RU4 .
    The fix will remove the FQDN check so the naming format should no longer play a role.

    In the meantime the only workaround is to continue to use powershell as this is not impacted by the behaviour.

    Hope it helps,

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:38 PM
  • EMC .. RU4
    Are you talking about System Center Configuration Manaegr 2007?
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:43 PM
  • Hello,

    Sorry, I didnt really pay attention to the forum section. In my case i was talking about the Exchange Management Console for E14. But as this happens also with other management consoles...I guess that they should have something on System Center also.

    Still, my post was about E14.


    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 7:53 AM
  • Did you ever find a work around for this?  I also have this same issue where the NETBIOS name of my domain ends in .COM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:26 PM
  • Rename you domain according to best practices.

    Calling CSS is going to be your best bet (although my money is on them telling you the same thing).

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:05 PM
  • Yes, well renaming the domain isn't an option at this point.  We would rather do without this software than break everything that's already calling something by our current NETBIOS name.  How about a hotfix or KB article for this issue?  I would prefer not to have to spend $200 for the privilage of finding out if some sort of fix or work around exists or not.
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:17 PM