[ConfigMgr 2012][ConfigMgr 2007][SMS 2003][SMS 2.0] Are there any Site Code Combinations I should avoid using?

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This is one article/ post I’ve been meaning to write for as long as I can remember and now is the time.

Ever since I’ve worked with SMS/ ConfigMgr (14 years now – yikes), one issue I’ve come across is that people don’t realise that although a Site Code can be three alphanumeric characters you cannot use the MS-DOS (Disk Operating System if you’ve only ever worked with computers that run Windows ;-) reserved names (names of items such as ports) such as “AUX” (Auxillary Port), “CON” (Console), “LPT” (Line Print Terminal) amongst others

As this applies to all versions of SMS and ConfigMgr I’ve added the article to all sections:

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Cliff Hobbs is a 11 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), the first to be awarded in the UK for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 2004 and every year since (first in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and then Enterprise Client Management). He has worked as a Consultant with SMS since version 2.0 (over 15 years) and ConfigMgr/ SCCM during which time he has gained extensive experience of designing, deploying, and supporting large enterprise-wide systems management solutions on behalf of many companies such as Microsoft, HP, EDS, Getronics, 1E and Abbey across multiple industry sectors. As well as running this website in his spare time Cliff enjoys travelling with his wife and son, and photography.
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