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Hostname character limit change

Good Afternoon

We are experiencing a small issue in FNMS 2021 R1 On-Prem where FNMS only shows the first 15 characters of a hostname and the last few characters are truncated from the view.

Is there a way of increasing that character limit?

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Level 7 Flexeran

Hi IronMan, thanks for reaching out via the Community.

Are these Windows machines where you're seeing the 15-character name gathered?
If so, I believe the Windows Agent gathers the NetBIOS name - which on a Windows box is limited to 15 characters.
This is discussed in MS' own documentation, here:
"Maximum name length: 15 characters"

Kind regards and thanks,


Hi @jevans 


Yes these are Windows machines. Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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Also is there anyway that the Agent can pick up the full hostname?

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you can add entry in registry

add new "String value" as ValueName=MachineId and Value Data is full hostname

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\Common

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Thanks @msutharh - What if it is more than 1 machine?

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You have do it manually.

Added idea FNMS-I-304 as it would be useful if it could be reviewed to see if the agent could be updated to take data from somewhere in case of this issue.