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The DNS domain name cannot contain DBCS (Double-Byte Character Set) or extended characters

Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup cannot install Exchange or Windows SharePoint® Services during the upgrade because the DNS (Domain Name System) name for the internal domain contains nonstandard characters.

You must either complete a new installation or migrate to a new computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003. For more information about completing a new installation, see Chapter 3A, “New Installation,” of Getting Started. For more information about completing a migration, see the following step-by-step instructions.

  • For information about Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server migrations, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=16414).
  • For information about Small Business Server 4.5 or Windows NT 4.0 Server migrations, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=16415).
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The DNS domain name can only contain standard characters: A-Z, 0-9, and the hyphen (-).
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