When MSFT does not respect their own protocol.
According to this : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909264

NetBIOS computer names cannot contain the following characters:

  • backslash ()
  • slash mark (/)
  • colon (:)
  • asterisk (*)
  • question mark (?)
  • quotation mark (“)
  • less than sign (<)
  • greater than sign (>)
  • vertical bar (|)

Let see how MSFT implemented their own protocol in their in house tools:

Ok great…

What about the rest ?

Alright. Let’s see:

MSFT Rule #78: Do what I say, not what I do.

*Update:

Net view example:

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