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?
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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.
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 for more info.
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