How to change the computer name of a workstation

Remember, removing a computer from the Domain not only permits you to rename the machine, you destroy all machine-specific configurations you made so may have to be re-configured manually.

– Remove workstation from Domain
– Remove machine account using SBServer Server Management
– Verify no record exists for that name in DHCP
– Verify no record exists for that name in DNS
– Change machine name
– Rejoin Domain

3 thoughts on “How to change the computer name of a workstation

  1. You don’t have to remove the workstations from the doain to rename.

    I have just renamed a few workstations. All you have to do is log in as the machine Administrator, rename and restart the workstation. The next time you login as a domain user, the AD will update all references to the workstation.

    It’s really that simple.

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