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Renaming computers in domain

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I would like to use the below "single Line" command in a script to rename 100+ computers
but I would want it in a script so I would receive prompts for PASSWORD, OLD COMPUTER NAME and NEW COMPUTER NAME  I would also like to populate the AD/Computer table/Description as well. If the last one is not possible not a huge problem.

netdom renamecomputer Computername /newname:new_computername
/userd:domain\UserName /passwordd:password |* /usero:UserName
/passwordo:password |* /force /reboot:Time in seconds
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Hi Here is an exemple of what you want to do using then netdom renamecomputer command with VBS.
http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/scripts/vbscript_rename_domain_computers_from_csv_file.aspx
hope this helps
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That will not work as I will have to have them first join the domain via VPN. a CSV file assumes all computers are on the network.  I really don't mind doing them one at a time. So is it possible  to use a script for prompts and the netdom utility on Server 2003?

Thank you in advance.
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