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Character Validation

Updated: July 26, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

When installing, configuring, or administering to System Center Essentials 2010, typing certain characters into the following boxes might result in error messages:

  • User names

  • Computer group names

  • File and folder paths

  • Virtual machine names

  • Template names

  • Software and update package names

The error message will either be displayed in a tooltip or open in a new window. You have to remove the character in order to proceed.

The following characters are not considered to be valid in Essentials 2010:

 

Character Name

&

Ampersand

Apostrophe

*

Asterisk

@

At sign

\

Backslash

{ }

Braces

[ ]

Brackets

^

Caret

:

Colon

,

Comma

$

Dollar sign

=

Equal sign

!

Exclamation mark

/

Forward slash

`

Grave accent

<

Left angle bracket

#

Number sign

( )

Parentheses

.

Period

+

Plus sign

?

Question mark

Quotation marks

>

Right angle bracket

;

Semicolon

~

Tilde

|

Vertical bar (or pipe)

noteNote
Some characters might be valid for one text box but not acceptable in others. You might receive error messages for characters other than those shown in the list. An "at" symbol (@) is not allowed in a user name box unless it is used to specify the domain. For example, user@mydomain.com is allowed; user@name@mydomain.com is not allowed.

If you use certificates in Essentials 2010, you cannot import a certificate that contains a space in the file name, or import a certificate that contains any of the following characters in the password: ~`!@#$%^&*()_+-={}|[]\:";'<>?,./

If you install Essentials Reporting, the underscore character (_) cannot be used in the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) name.

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