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Changing server name

By mauiduck ·
We just moved a server from one office to
another in another town. Both offices are
OUs in the tree and I have successfully
moved the leaf objects to the other OU. I
was able to move the server to the new
context through nwadmin32, but I can't
rename the server as to indicate it is now
a part of the new office (e.g change
"launio-srv1" to "napili-srv1") Not only is
the rename feature greyed out in
nwadmn32 but when I use the file server
name command from the prompt on the
server it says "The file server is ALREADY
named 'launio-srv1'". Is there a reason
why the rename option is greyed out?
Does anyone know how to rename this
server without doing a reinstall? (We had
to hack this thing to get it to work with the
macs so redoing it again would be a
serious pain) Any help is appreciated.

Mahalo
Angus

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by Kevin Anderson In reply to Changing server name

After moving the server, wait a day at least, so NDS figures out what's going on. (server routing tables are updated)

Then, change the server name in the autoexec.ncf file. DO NOT CHANGE THE INTERNAL IPX NET ADDRESS. (external address is ok tochange though)

To change the autoexec.ncf, go to the server console and type "load install" for a NW4.x (or "nwconfig" if it's a 5.x server). Then, exit (not create) the autoexec.ncf file, and change the name to whatever you'd like. Restart theserver, and you're set. It will take a few minuites (or longer depending on line speeds) for the rest of the tree to figure out the new name. Wait for it overnite. Preferably, do it on a Friday nite, and check it saturday morning/afternoon.

Kev.

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by keninator In reply to Changing server name

Kevin is correct, but don't forget to rename your volumes and your login scripts if necessary. I recently did this on NW5.0 and had to graft back my GWIA object into the tree. Be prepared for some NDS cleanup activities. Novell has a great TID onthis. It is TID#10021278 - this is for NW4.11, but has a link to NW5.0. Hope this helps.
-Ken

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