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Solutions for Domain NetBios Name With Special Characters - Secondary NetBios Name in AD?

Good Morning All -

As if you couldn't tell by the title, my company's domain netbios name contains special characters - two in fact.  The format is "AB&C_DE"  I haven't had any compatibility issues as long as I've been here - until last week.

I am in charge of SCCM (2012) on our network and implemented it here myself.  One feature we just started using is Software Metering.  Basically, this component collects it's data, saves it to individual text-based files (one per host), then adds them to a folder for processing.

I found out that it was throwing many errors after using it and eventually found out it was due to there being special characters in the domain name.  Another link...

Once a file fails to process, it is copied to a "corrupt" folder.  I tried editing the files, replacing the netbios name with fqdn, then moving it to have it reprocessed, but got the same error.

Question
Aside from changing the domain name, is there any other solution which could be applied here?  Is there a way to perhaps add a secondary domain netbios name in dns which resolves and authenticates the same to resolve this issue?

Thanks!
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BzowK
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BzowK
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KCTSCommented:
I'm supprised it let you create a domain with such a name - the only viable solution is to rename the domain
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SebastianAbbinantiCommented:
There can be alot involved with changing a domain name, especially if you have Exchange in your environment. You'll want to do some research first.

Thanks,
S.
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BzowKAuthor Commented:
Yeah - we run Exchange 2007, but also have 100 servers & ~700 workstations in our environment which are heavily customized.  Doesn't sound like a fun or fast process.  

Any other suggestions?  Perhaps suggestions on different ways I can change text based file to be read successfully?  Below is what one of the files contains...

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-16'?><Report><ReportHeader><Identification><Machine><ClientInstalled>1</ClientInstalled><ClientType>1</ClientType><ClientID>GUID:B00C6D8D-10B0-4EFD-A06D-47143F556D25</ClientID><ClientVersion>5.00.7711.0000</ClientVersion><NetBIOSName>CLAYTONES</NetBIOSName><CodePage>437</CodePage><SystemDefaultLCID>1033</SystemDefaultLCID></Machine></Identification><ReportDetails><ReportContent>Software\x0020Metering\x0020Data</ReportContent><ReportType>Full</ReportType><Date>20120908100757.422000-300</Date><Version>1.0</Version><Format>1.0</Format></ReportDetails></ReportHeader><ReportBody><ProductInfo CompanyName="Adobe Systems Incorporated" ProductName="Adobe Reader" ProductVersion="10.1.1.33" ProductLanguage="1033"><SoftwareFileInfo FileDescription="Adobe Reader " FileVersion="10.1.1.33" FileName="AcroRd32.exe" FileSize="1489304"><HistoricalMeterData MeteredDataID="2EAE6F35-716E-4647-B13D-598C8053EB7D" UserName="AB&C_DE\claytones" 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Status="0"></HistoricalMeterData><HistoricalMeterData MeteredDataID="0BC01BB6-2CAA-4FD7-9757-53144657DA93" UserName="AB&C_DE\claytones" StartTime="20120907130204.000000-300" EndTime="20120907130340.000000-300" Status="0"></HistoricalMeterData><HistoricalMeterData MeteredDataID="6C0446CF-31D0-435A-A319-AC0D8310E4D0" UserName="AB&C_DE\claytones" StartTime="20120907130343.000000-300" EndTime="20120907145631.000000-300" Status="0"></HistoricalMeterData></SoftwareFileInfo></ProductInfo><ProductInfo CompanyName="Microsoft Corporation" ProductName="Windows® Internet Explorer" ProductVersion="8.00.7600.16385" ProductLanguage="1033"><SoftwareFileInfo FileDescription="Internet Explorer" FileVersion="8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)" FileName="iexplore.exe" FileSize="673040"><HistoricalMeterData MeteredDataID="93854C85-11F6-40CC-A21A-E3CC204BC3E1" UserName="AB&C_DE\claytones" StartTime="20120907104901.000000-300" EndTime="20120907114704.000000-300" 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