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NetBIOS name contains characters that are not allowed

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Applies to

  • Amazon FSxN
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO)
  • Active Directory (AD)
  • NetBIOS
  • Storage Virtual Machine (SVM, formerly known as Vserver)


When trying to join an SVM to an Active Directory, you are prevented from doing so because the NetBIOS name contains a special character. The following error message is displayed:
The NetBIOSname \"" contains characters that are not allowed. Characters that are not allowed include @ # * ( ) = + [ ] | ; : \" , <<br>> / and ?

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