Procedure for changing computer name on pc that is member of sbs?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rick, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Rick

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    Is there a particular procedure for changing a pc's computer name that is a
    member of an sbs domain?

    Rick, Jul 24, 2007
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  2. Hello Rick,

    Thank you for posting here.

    From your post, I understand that you would like to know if we need to take
    some special steps to change the client workstation's Computer Name in a
    SBS domain. If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to
    correct me.

    Actually we don't need to do anything specially. Just change the Computer
    Name as usual.

    For your convenience, I have included the steps below:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
    2. Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
    3. Type the new computer name in the Computer name dialog box.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Type the account name and the password.

    NOTE: The account must be a member of the Administrators group on the
    client workstation.

    I hope the above information is helpful. If any error is encountered,
    please gather following information for me:

    1. Please capture a screenshot of the error message you receive:

    To capture the image, we can perform the steps below:

    (a) When the error message appears, press the Print Screen key several
    times (this key is located to the right of the F12 key on the keyboard)

    (b) Open Paint ['start' => 'All Programs' => 'Accessories' => 'Paint'].

    (c) Click Edit (menu) -> Paste or press Ctrl + V.

    (d) Click File (menu) -> Save. Save it as a .jpg or .gif file and send it
    to me as an attachment.

    2. Please download the MPS Report tool from the following link and run it
    on the SBS server, then send the generated CAB file to my mailbox
    for further investigation so that we can find what
    the root cause is:

    For your information:

    Please try the above steps at your earliest convenience. If you have any
    concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Manfred Zhuang(MSFT)
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    Manfred Zhuang [MSFT], Jul 24, 2007
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  3. Logon to it using a domain administrative account, rename it, reboot.
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Jul 24, 2007
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