Script to rename a member server for Windows Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2010-08-23
I have a server that's a part of a workgroup. I need to join it to a domain and rename it. Preferably, both would happen at the same time. The script I was using was:
REM Asks for computer name and domain name
SET /P BRANCH_NO="Enter branch number: "
SET /P DOMAINNAME="Enter domain name: "
SET /P USERNAME="Enter domain username: "
SET /P PASSWORD="Enter password: "
REM Joins server to the domain
netdom join /d:%DOMAINNAME% localhost /ud:%DOMAINNAME%\%USERNAME% /pd:%PASSWORD% /force >> c:\domain.txt
REM Renames server to isb-brXXXfs
netdom renamecomputer localhost /newname:isb-br%BRANCH_NO%fs /userd:administrator >> c:\domain.txt
The first part joins the domain but the command requires someone to enter Y or N. I tried /force but that doesn't work. Also tried putting a Y in at the end of the domain command but then I get an error. Any suggestions?