Renaming Computer Accounts in Active Directoy

Please forgive me if this is a stupid question but, here goes.  What are the consequences of renaming a computer account in Active Directory?  Does it actually rename the workstation itself?
EvildragnorAsked:
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
No - you must rename it at the workstation
The computer account rename is really only designed for when you pre-stage a computer account (ie add  the account PRIOR to the computer actually joining the doman)
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
You need to rename the computer name from the computer properties on that computer, there is no rename option for computer objects in AD users and computers.
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snafumasterDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I would love this functionality, but it does not exist from AD.  You can use a script along with an app via logon though. Look into http://mystuff.clarke.co.nz/MyStuff/wsname.asp for more info.
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