Microsoft Windows XP Professional computers encode
international computer names into UTF-8 so that Internet Information Services
(IIS) can handle them. Because of recent changes in IIS, Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 computers with international names reject messages with the
hostname encoded into UTF-8.
MSMQ 3.0 does not encode international host computer names.
MSMQ 3.0 leaves the international host computer names as UNICODE. There is no
hotfix for this issue.
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.