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Server Names

By default, the Windows NT Server computer name is used for the Microsoft Exchange Server name. For this reason, it is important to plan what names you want to use for your Microsoft Exchange Server computers before you install Microsoft Windows NT Server. Server names can contain up to 15 characters and must be unique.

Note   To change the server's name after installation, you must remove the server from the site, rename the server, and then reinstall Microsoft Exchange Server.

The following characters can't be used in server names:

Character Symbol
· Bullet
¤ Currency sign
¦ Broken vertical bar
§ Section sign
Paragraph sign
# Number sign
$ Dollar sign
; Semicolon
^ Accent circumflex, carat
, Comma
" Curly quotation mark
{ } Brackets
~ Tilde