It is often asked what’s the best way to rename a computer that is already part of an SBS network/domain. Many, including me, believed that it was necessary to first disjoin the computer from the domain, delete the computer from AD, and then rejoin it to the domain, assigning the new name.
Now here comes news that will please your ears (with a tip of the sombero to Chad Gross): there’s a far simpler way!
Simply logon to the computer in question as a domain administrator and rename the computer. In the process of renaming it, it will also update AD for you automatically.