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    Hello,

    I really appreciate all of Daniel's articles on configuring Win08 Server Core, but I may have missed something. I need to change the Workgroup name of my new headless server to match my other computers, but I can't figure out how to do that without the System control panel. I've combed Google and TechNet without success.

    I would run dcpromo, but I don't really need a domain at the moment. Tools like netdom and netsh will work with Domains, but not workgroups, and nbtstat does not make changes to the system. I've even thought about copying the sysdm.cpl from another computer in deperation, but there's got to be a better way, right?

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    Re: Change Workgroup name in Server Core

    Try this:
    Code:
    Wmic computersystem where name="%computername%" call joindomainorworkgroup name="[new workgroup name]
    Source: http://www.mail-archive.com/ntsysadm.../msg27669.html
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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      Re: Change Workgroup name in Server Core

      Hey, that did it! Thanks for the assist.

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        Re: Change Workgroup name in Server Core

        And again a happy customer
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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