Macintosh Hostnames with Apostrophes Are Not Reporting Correctly
Some may have noticed that any Macintosh computer name containing an apostrophe is listed incorrectly in Resource Manager.
This is actually a function of the Mac OS X operating system. It creates a hostname from the name specified in System Preferences/Sharing by removing apostrophes and changing spaces to dashes. See the following chart for more information.
Mac client – System Preferences/sharing computer name: Douglas Jenkins’s Mac Pro Mac client - results of ‘hostname’ command: douglas-jenkinss-mac-pro.local Mac client – prompt label: douglas-jenkinss-mac-pro Altiris Table – inv_aex_ac_identification.name: Douglas Jenkins’s Mac Pro Altiris Table – inv_aex_ac_tcpip.hostname: douglas-jenkinss-mac-pro Resource Manager – Resource Name (and IE Title Bar): Douglas Jenkins’s Mac Pro Resource Manager – Fully Qualified Name: douglas-jenkinss-mac-pro