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Consider the following scenario:

- You run a computer that is a member of a domain (such as Domain A).

- The first common name (CN) of the domain fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is different from the domain NetBIOS name.

- The computer is a member of a group in a different domain (such as Domain B).

- Active Directory discovery is run in Domain B in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. In this case, the computer that is a member of Domain A is a foreign security principal.


In this scenario, the computer that is a member of Domain A and all other computers in Domain A are discovered incorrectly as using the NetBIOS name of the first CN of the FQDN of Domain A.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft that addresses this issue. For additional details and download instructions please see the following:

KB2962909 - Active Directory discovery creates computer names that use the domain NetBios name in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2962909)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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