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see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119758.aspx Written by Tim Kimpton 09.22.2014 There are multiple machine names that can be used within the OS X operating system; however, these can all differ and lead to some confusion. The machine name that we should use, according to Apple's documentation, is the NetBIOS name that is referenced within the com.apple.smb.server.plist file. Older versions of OS X may not contain the com.apple.smb.server.plist file; if this file cannot be found, we attempt to check the smb.plist file. Sophos Anti-Virus for OS X will check these files in this order to determine the machine name to send to Sophos Enterprise Console: The Remote Management System (RMS) that deals with the communication between Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X and the Sophos Enterprise Console can be configured to allow the Machine Name, Domain Name, and Computer Description to be overridden and alternative values to be used.

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