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I am trying to use the NETDOM utility to change a remote server name.

The server in question is on MS Server 2K with SP4.
C:\>netdom renamecomputer fred2 /NewName:fred1 /ud:galaxy\a074070 /PasswordD:* /Usero:administrator /PasswordO:* /Force /Reboot

The version of Netdom.exe that I have does not accept the "renamecomputer" parameter.

Have been searching to get the correct download but any versions that I get don't seem to be the correct/later version.

Any ideas?
Thanks
Paul
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by:rsanghoi
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I think the netdom as shipepd with windows 2000 sp4 support tools, does support the switch /rename

netdom help rename..
hope this helps
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The problem is that I can't find the correct download!

Where is the correct SP4 download image?
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Hi rsanghoi,

Thanks for the reply...I'm not in the office now but will see what's different in the morning.

This looks very much like the same code I've downloaded this afternoon. And those were all versions of NETDOM that didn't support the "renamecomputer" method.

And it's the version with "renamecomputer" option that I need.


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Back at the office...

The version of NETDOM that is in the SP4SupportTools does support the "/rename" but not the later version syntax i.e.:
netdom renamecomputer fred2 /NewName:fred1 /ud:galaxy\a074070 /PasswordD:* /Usero:administrator /PasswordO:* /Force /Reboot

Will test using the older version.

Let mw know if you have any recommendations.
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Found the following information in "Active Directory Cookbook, 2nd Edition" :

The renamecomputer option in netdom is new to Windows Server 2003. It can run remotely and includes a /Reboot switch that allows you to automatically reboot the computer after the rename is complete.The renamecomputer option in netdom is new to Windows Server 2003. It can run remotely and includes a /Reboot switch that allows you to automatically reboot the computer after the rename is complete.


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Another angle of attack.

I will use the Windows 2003 NETDOM.EXE and run this from an XP or Windows 2003 server.

Here is the command I'm running.
netdom renamecomputer fred2 /NewName:fred1 /ud:galaxy\a074070 /PasswordD:* /Usero:administrator /PasswordO:* /Force /Reboot

However, this is failing with:
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
The command failed to complete successfully.


The domain and local machine user names and passwords are correct.

Is there a known problem with this utility or something that I'm doing out of sequence ?
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