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  • Changing a computer name from the management console.

    Is there anyway to change computer names via the management console on our sbs server?

    By default sbs named our computers according to users I was adding, but looking back we'd rather have machine names that have no bearing on usernames and stick with our usual naming convention, ie name them all after vegetables

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    Re: Changing a computer name from the management console.

    Originally posted by PaulClift View Post
    ie name them all after vegetables
    Oh come on! comparing users with vegetables is totally unfair....... on the vegetables

    AFAIK you will have to rejoin to the domain with a different name (from the PC) but no doubt there's an SBS Wizard to take care of it
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      Re: Changing a computer name from the management console.

      I suggest you delete the computers from ADUC, re run the create computers wizard, make sure you know the local admin password on each machine, dijoin them from the domain (join them to a workgroup) then run //<server>/connectcomputer on each one.
      When you initially run the create user wizard, you can choose the associated vegetable as the computer name and not accept the default given by the wizard.
      TIA

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        Re: Changing a computer name from the management console.

        Thanks teiger, that worked perfectly.

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