best practice for the computer name when replacing a PC on an SBS domain?
Posted on 2007-03-30
What is your recommendation / best practice when dealing with the computer name when replacing a PC on an SBS domain?
Once you turn off the old PC named 'computer1', go to sbs and using the wizards, delete that computer then readd the same name?
or are there arguments for a different name for a replacement PC? Or some other way for a replacement to use the same name as a PC that is taken out of service?
And while I am asking... what do you like using as computer names? I think using usernames1 as SBS suggests is not good, because when username leaves the company, you still have username1 for a computer name - 'who was username' some new employee would ask. Oh, him... you don't want to know!
and department names? Then when accounting1 is moved to shipping department... things get all confused!?
All the best!