1.8.1 Channel Names
Each channel has a name that is a [UNICODE] string. This name MUST be unique across all channels on the same server. The set of channel names also includes all names of live event logs, as specified in the original EventLog Remoting Protocol. Event logs are specified in section 18.104.22.168. Event log naming constraints are specified in section 1.8.2.
Channel names must be treated in a case-insensitive manner, must be limited to 255 characters, and must not begin with the character \ (backslash). No restrictions other than these exist on the characters that are included in a channel name. However, channel names SHOULD<1> be prefixed with a unique value (such as the name of the entity that created the channel) so that the channels are easily identifiable and readable.