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I work in an active directory environment, and I had to rename about 8 computers the other day.
now someone in my department is asking what the old computer names are and wants to match them up to the new names.
so is there a something in the windows logs that would show the name changes on the server?
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Computer Account Names are reported in the Security Logs on the domain controller where the computer was authenticated to. You will need to check the Security Logs on that specific domain contoller. If you have multiple DC's in your environment then you are going to have to check all of the security logs on each DC until you find the correct one.

The event ID you will want to look for under Security Logs are Events 4781, and 4742.

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thank you for the help.
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