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  • Question

  • Okay,  my experience with microsoft networks goes back as far as Windows 3.x.  I recall from experience that in order to rename a pc joined to a domain, you had to do the following

    1.  Join to workgroup

    2. rename the pc

    3. and rejoin it to the domain.

     

    However,  I am now finding that you don't have to do all that.  You can go to the system properties page, computer name, and click on change without disjoining the computer; u can rename it.

     

    Is that the right procedures?  Is there an article which describe the right procedures?

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:21 AM

Answers

  • That is correct.  When you rename a computer that is an Active Directory member, the AD database will reflect the new name.  It has been this way since AD 2003 (possibly since AD 2000).
    • Proposed as answer by DarienHawk67 Saturday, February 4, 2012 5:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, February 6, 2012 9:45 AM
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 4:40 AM
  • Hi,

    As Darenhawk67 says, your method is correct.

    If you have further questions about this, please feel free to let us know.

    Juke Chou
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    Juke Chou

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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, February 6, 2012 9:45 AM
    Friday, February 3, 2012 8:02 AM
  • Hi,

    Just rename it from System Properties.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by bigjoeron Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:46 AM

All replies

  • That is correct.  When you rename a computer that is an Active Directory member, the AD database will reflect the new name.  It has been this way since AD 2003 (possibly since AD 2000).
    • Proposed as answer by DarienHawk67 Saturday, February 4, 2012 5:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, February 6, 2012 9:45 AM
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 4:40 AM
  • Hi,

    As Darenhawk67 says, your method is correct.

    If you have further questions about this, please feel free to let us know.

    Juke Chou
    TechNet Subscriber Support
    If you are TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback on our support quality, please send your feedbackhere.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, February 6, 2012 9:45 AM
    Friday, February 3, 2012 8:02 AM
  • Hi,

    Since your method is correct, I will mark this thread as "Answered", if you have futher question about this, please feel free to let us know. You may also choose to unmark the thread.

    Thanks.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 6, 2012 9:45 AM
  • Which one is correct?  The first approach with the three steps or just renaming from the systems properties
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Just rename it from System Properties.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by bigjoeron Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:46 AM