cannot change computer name
Posted on 2006-06-14
We are stumped. We cannot rejoin a laptop to our domain. So, we deleted the machine account, renamed the laptop and attempted to join the domain again. We still fail and notice that when logging on locally, the logon screen displays the old computer name. Also, when viewing the laptop’s user accounts, the domain column lists the old computer name for the local accounts. All this takes place in spite of the fact that when looking on the ComputerName property tab the new computer name is listed.
How do we get the laptop to ignore its old name and finally use the new one?