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When a machine name is changed

Posted on 2007-07-25
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Last Modified: 2010-03-05

When we rename a machine what happens to the old name in ADS.
What happend to the machine lease ip.
What happens to the dns entry in DNS.

Question by:bsharath
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chuckyh earned 400 total points
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The old computer account in AD is still there. You have to manually remove it.
Machine's leased IP will most likely not change.
the dns entry will depend on the DHCP settings, if you have dynamic updates on then DNS server will register the new name with the IP.

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Razwer earned 1000 total points
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"The old computer account in AD is still there. You have to manually remove it."
negative sir, when the computer is member of the domain and you change the name, the computer account in AD will rename along with the renaming of the system you just changed the name of.

i hope you are not trying to clone a machine, as you also need to reset the SID when doing that.
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by:Malli Boppe
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yeah with RAzwer about the first part.
The DHCP lease lease will expire after the specified time depends on you DHCP configuration.
DNS update dynamically.

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