WSName, or Workstation Name Changer, is a freeware utility that automates the process of computer renaming. It was created by former Novell desktop management consultant David Clarke, who continues to update it periodically. WSName is a 32-bit application supported by Windows 9x, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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In Windows 2000 and later, the utility, also known as wsname.exe, offers the ability to re-set both the hostname and the NetBIOS names of either a stand-alone workstation or one within a domain using the SetComputerNameEx API. Local administrator permissions are required, and each computer will need to be rebooted in order for the name change to be completed.