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Windows 95 and 98 computer name changes

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I have 850 Windows 95/98 PC's at over 300 remote locations and I need to change the name on all of them. I have searched for a command line solution with no luck. Anyone out there know how to do this by command line or with a script?
Also have another 400 W2K+ to do...ideas there would be much appreciated as well!
These are all in workgroups not domains.
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by:SWESupport
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Are you wanting to change every PC to the same computer name? If so why would you do that?
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couple of solutions here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21084833.html using the netdom utility.
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by:maglinger
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No, every computer will have a unique name. They now have similiar names in each location.

From what I read netdom is for domain connected computers and works on NT and above. I did try to run it and it cannot find the required files to run.
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sirbounty,
after reading through this link again I found the reference to compname.exe which does the job like a charm!
Thanks so much!!
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