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How do I increase the computer name in a workgroup environment?

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How do I increase the computer name in a workgroup environment?

The original name was wks-wnxp-01908 and I changed it to :

WKS-WN8-TECH-01908

but when I go to:

!!
it shows up as:

!
How can I get it to show the entire name, as it is important for the organizations naming scheme. I didn't know there was such a limiting factor in the name. The last three characters are omitted.

Your expert advise is appreciated.
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