why-why.. domain related ?

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  1. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    why-why.. domain related ?

    why is it so hard to rename a pc name in a domain ?

    Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP workstation.. need to change the computer name of last mentioned but it will not bulge..

    what is the secret ?

    thanks.
  2. MattB

    MattB New Member

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    How are you trying to rename it? Did you try doing through active directory under Computers?
  3. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    no, i tried renaming it on the actual workstation that needs renaming.. should i go via the server ?
  4. MattB

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    Is the option to rename it greyed out on the actual work station? I would give it a try through active directory on the server.
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    will try that... the option on the work station is not grayed out..
  6. rudeboy

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    i changed the name on the w2000 server... but the DNS name remains :]

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