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Failed to rename and join to domain,using the VB script on  a windows 2008 server

Posted on 2009-07-08
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I failed to rename the windows 2008 server using the below script,please could you help me in resolving this

Background:

Building VM using SCVMM through template,Got a random name after the Build,so want to rename and domain join the server

Error Details:

Rename Failed Error:0
Existing script

Const JOIN_DOMAIN = 1
Const ACCT_CREATE = 2
 
Dim sCmpName
Dim sUser, sPassword, sDomain, sOU
 
sUser = "domain\username"
sPassword = "XXXXXXX"
sDomain = "domain"
 
 
sCmpName = InputBox("Enter the new computer name:", "Computer Name")
If sCmpName = "" Then
  Wscript.Echo "Exiting script."
  Wscript.Quit
End If
 
Dim oWMI, oCmp, oOS, sReturn
 
Set oWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
For Each oCmp in oWMI.InstancesOf("Win32_ComputerSystem")
  sReturn = oCmp.Rename(sCmpName)
  If sReturn <> 0 Then
    Wscript.Echo "Rename failed.  Error = " & Err.Number & _
      vbcrlf & "Exiting script."
  Else
    Wscript.Echo "Rename successful."
    sReturn = oCmp.JoinDomainOrWorkgroup(sDomain, sPassword, _
      sDomain & "\" & sUser,JOIN_DOMAIN+ACCT_CREATE)
    If sReturn <> 0 Then
      Wscript.Echo "Join domain failed.  Error = " & Err.Number & _
        vbcrlf & "Exiting script."
    Else
      Wscript.Echo "Join domain successful."
    End If
    Wscript.Echo "Rebooting computer..."
    For Each oOS in oWMI.InstancesOf("Win32_OperatingSystem")
      sReturn = oOS.Reboot
    Next
  End If
Next

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by:Henrik Johansson
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The script/command neads to be run in a administrative context.
Start command prompt (or script) by right-click and choose 'Run as Administrator'.

Instead of vbscript, you can also use netdom command as below:
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:<newname> /force /reboot

For joining the server to the domain, use the following netdom-command. /ou-parameter is only necessary if you want to put the computer object in another OU than the standard container.
netdom join %computername% /domain:domain.local /ou:OU-DN
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by:rvsBhanu
ID: 24837228
Thanks you very munch for the information.Could you please provide me information how I can automatically run the Script in Runas Command I mean How Can I automate the script running in administrative mode.

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by:Henrik Johansson
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'Run as administrator' is a part of UAC and shall not be possibly to automate access to admin approved mode as it's a native security feature that shall protect against execution of untrusted programs that changes system behavior (installation of trojans/viruses etc).

I remember I've seen some script somewhere that shall fire the UAC prompt for this kind of purpose. I shall see if I find it. Post me a reminder if I haven't posted back in a couple of days.
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by:rvsBhanu
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Thanks a lot,will be wating for your post :)
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Henrik Johansson earned 500 total points
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See the following link about UAC elevation sample
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/185/1/VBScripts-and-UAC-elevation.html
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Thanks for the link,I will try to use the tip mentioned in the link,Thank you once again.
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by:rvsBhanu
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Thanks a lot
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