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By jeffn ·
What is a safe way to rename a NT workstation on a domain?
Problem: I cloned a pen based PC running NT 4.o work sta. Now I have two mech. on same domain with same name. If I change the name on one or the other will it become un usable?

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by SyscoKid In reply to rename a work station

Rename it, take it out of the domain and put it in a workgroup (could be a nonexistent wkgrp, doesn't matter). Restart, then take it out of the workgroup and put it back in the domain.

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by jeffn In reply to rename a work station

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by NathanH In reply to rename a work station

It will be fine, just rename it and restart. You might have to manually add it to the domain in server manager, that's all. Next time use the clone tools to rename it after the image is copied to the disk, or use sysprep on the imaged computer before cloning.

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by guenter.matthaeus In reply to rename a work station

The safest way to bring a cloned PC into domain is.
Before cloning remove from Domain>add to workgroup
After cloning run a SID Changer (www.sysinternals.com)
Join Computer to domain

Or for W2K use sysprep tool from MS

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