LAST EDITED ON Feb-08-02 AT 09:19 PM (GMT)
excuse the double post, user error...I couldn't erase the previous post
It seemed activation of aol6 could screw things up on my 2k pc ....
this is off help in win 2k on naming issues, I can almost swear it didn't like a numberic in the units name , such as "win2k".... but this text says otherwise...
"It is recommended that you use computer names that are 15 characters or less. If your computer has TCP/IP networking protocol installed, the computer name can be up to 63 characters long but should only contain the numbers 0-9, the letters A-Z and a-z, and hyphens. You may use other characters, but doing so may prevent other users from finding your computer on the network. If your network is using the Microsoft DNS server, you can use any characters except periods. If other networking protocols are installed without TCP/IP, the name is limited to 15 characters.
If you specify a computer name longer than 15 characters and you want longer names to be recognized by the Active Directory domain, the domain administrator must enable registration of DNS names that are 16 bytes or longer.
If your computer is a member of a workgroup, no networking is installed, or TCP/IP is not installed, the computer name cannot be more than 15 characters, and the characters must all be uppercase. "