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SBS 2008 RWW: How to change computer name?

Posted on 2011-03-07
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I joined the new pc to the domain, but I forgot to use the http://connect.....
So now when I go to the RWW portal and tried to connect to the pc, it still shows the old pc name... so weired and it actully prompt me to enter username and password. I tried to pint the old pc name and it replies... but I already shut down the old pc. When I ping the old pc by name, it show me the ip I assigned for the new pc ad also when I ping the new pc, it also show me the same IP.....the old pc was using the same static ip but however, I already unchecked it to auto and shut the machine down.... no clue why this happening. So how can i correct this problem?
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You can change a PC name in Active directory, or on the PC itself but that will not resolve the problem. You should remove the computer from the domain, delete the account/s, and then join with the http://connect option to properly add the PC to the domain, enable remote access, and set permissions. When doing so best to follow TechSoEasy's instruction. They are for SBS 2003, but the process is similar (SBS 2003 used http://connectcomputer)
http://techsoeasy.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!AB2725BC5698FCB8!278.entry
Don't forget when done to go the the computers tab in the SBS console, and under the properties for the new computer set who can access the PC through web access.
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