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How can i change the computer's name and workgroup in a batch file?

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I am writing a batch file to automate some simple task on install and I can't find anything to change the computer name or workgroup on the local system just ones to change them in a domain which we are not using. Any help would be great Oh and setting the DNS suffixes would be a great help too.
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Not too sure how to change the workgroup name at the moment.

You'll need to reboot for this to take effect.
:ChangeComputerName
 
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName" /v "ComputerName" /t REG_SZ /f /d "NewName"
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters" /v "NV Hostname" /t REG_SZ /f /d "NewName"
 
 
:DNS SerachList
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters" /v "SearchList" /t REG_SZ /f /d "Domain.com,Domain2.com"

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I need to does this without the windows domain controller or anything involving the windows domain.

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Can I use 127.0.0.1 for the old computer name or is this something I leave and only set the "new name" part to what I want the name to be?
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I figured that out. Thanks
Now all i need to the workgroup setting
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