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Change computer and workgroup name in registry?

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September 6, 2005 10:20:23 PM

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Is there a location in the registry where I can change the computer and
workgroup names?

I havent been successful using Mobile Net Switch and others to accomplish
this -- and I need to be able to do it.

Thanks
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 10:20:24 PM

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On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:20:23 GMT, JimmyJam wrote:

> Is there a location in the registry where I can change the computer and
> workgroup names?
>
> I havent been successful using Mobile Net Switch and others to accomplish
> this -- and I need to be able to do it.
>
> Thanks

System Properties> Computer Name. Click the "Change" button and use screen
that appears to change computer name and/or workgroup name. Click OK.
Restart when prompted.
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
September 7, 2005 12:44:37 AM

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Sharon,

I have that routine down pat, but I was trying to automate things.
Supposedly, Mobile Net Switch can change users and domains and a script can
run to change the workgroup -- all without rebooting. I havent gotten them
to work yet. So i thought a reg hack might work. No?

Sharon F <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in
news:erBFgdxsFHA.3088@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

> On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:20:23 GMT, JimmyJam wrote:
>
>> Is there a location in the registry where I can change the computer
>> and workgroup names?
>>
>> I havent been successful using Mobile Net Switch and others to
>> accomplish this -- and I need to be able to do it.
>>
>> Thanks
>
> System Properties> Computer Name. Click the "Change" button and use
> screen that appears to change computer name and/or workgroup name.
> Click OK. Restart when prompted.
!