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#141752 - 2005-06-15 09:23 PM changing computer names
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I am new to kixtart. and i am trying to find a way to rename computers in a workgroup after i have imaged them. Was hoping someone might have a idea as to how or if there is a command line utility i can use to do this.
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#141753 - 2005-06-15 09:32 PM Re: changing computer names
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Been discussed here often. Search for NETDOM5.
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#141754 - 2005-06-15 10:47 PM Re: changing computer names
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problem i am having with netdom is that it my computers are not part of a domain and dont need to be. i keep getting a failure because computers are not part of a domain. is there a way around this that i dont know of.
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#141755 - 2005-06-15 10:58 PM Re: changing computer names
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Well haven't looked at NETDOM in years now myself, but if I recall you would just use the Workgroup name that they currently have.

Read the documentation that comes with it and it should explain further.

 

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#141756 - 2005-06-19 07:35 PM Re: changing computer names
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Use SYSPREP for imaging as it will allow you to run a mini-setup to e.g. change the computer name.
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#141757 - 2005-06-19 10:12 PM Re: changing computer names
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DOH!! Good catch Jens

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after i have imaged them




Totally missed that. If you're not using SYSPREP then you're missing a major part of imaging properly.
 

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#141758 - 2005-06-19 10:31 PM Re: changing computer names
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You can use newsit from sysinternals

I prefer sysprep when you delete the computername from the file windows wil ask you to give one.

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#141759 - 2005-06-21 01:05 PM Re: changing computer names
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I use CompName.exe It's a bit of freeware and works very well. You can download it from http://www.willowhayes.co.uk/download/compname-special/compname.exe
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#141760 - 2005-06-28 09:21 PM Re: changing computer names
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Oddity:
If I run COMPNAME from the command line it works fine. If I run it from within kixtart (with both a RUN and a SHELL command) it says it'll change on reboot but it never does.
I will admit, this is in Virtual PC, but it' shouldn't affect it, especially since running on a standard command line works fine.

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#141761 - 2005-06-28 09:34 PM Re: changing computer names
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so, how do you call it with kix?
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#141762 - 2005-06-28 10:09 PM Re: changing computer names
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note: $NewPCName was previously defined, and is currently WKSTN99.
$cmdline = "C:\COMPNAME /C "+$newPCName
RUN $cmdline

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