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Renaming a Windows 2000 Server

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How do I go about renaming a Windows 2000 server that is in AD mode?  Can I make an alias to the original name? and what precautions do I need to take.

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Dov
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Thanks for the detailed information.  What about creating an alias to the old computer name?
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sorry for the late follow up, YES! this is a good Idea :0) Ive had to do this to keep services running in the past - the only drawback to it is - If you have Scavenging set up in DNS to remove old records it may get pulled out in the future.

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