Changing Computer Name

  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?

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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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