2008 Server Rename not Updating AD
Posted on 2014-11-06
I have renamed a 2008 servers physical name through 'Computer->Properties->ChangeSettings'. Now i would have expected that once I renamed the machine physically, AD will get this update automatically & it should display the new computer name.
While many of the attributes in the properties of this server in AD have updated correctly (computer name & DNS name) the display name didn't update. I'm a domain admin and even gave myself full control security rights to the computer object, but it won't update.
This is the first time I have seen AD not update a display name after renaming a server...