Changing Computer Name

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

  We have RIS running on Windows server 2003 network. We have Active Directory where we have computer accounts from A-Z. RIS is installing image with randomly generated computer names. When I try to change the name of computer let us say computer B it gives the error that account already exist. Actually computer B is the computer on which I am installing image.

I do not see any problem of changing name when I install O/S using windows XP CD on computer B.

Any idea whre we need to confugre RIS to allow us to chnage computer name?

Thank You

Question by:innotionent
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    Accepted Solution

    In the RIS setup if you choose "Custom Setup" you should be allowed to specify the computer name and the OU (the Distinguished Name actually).

    More info:

    NOTE:  You'll need to "enable" the custom setup, it's not allowed by default... (talks about enabling the custom setup menu option through GPOs)

    Or step-by-step:

    Edit your Default GPO Policy (default domain, or whichever policy has your RIS options)

    Under User Configuration -->Windows Setting --> Ris Option

    Choices Option

    Enable custom

    Hope that helps.


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