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How can I rename a domain computer?

We are moving our NT network over to Active Directory and need to rename all our PCs. Is there a way under an NT network to rename PCs and accounts in the domain prior to migration without visiting every PC?

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The best way to remotely rename a domain computer is by using the netdom utility. See the following KB article for more information:;en-us;298593.

This was first published in August 2005

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