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Computer name change on a network

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Last response: in Networking
September 14, 2011 10:23:44 PM

If I change a computer name on a Microsoft network, what are the repercussions?

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September 15, 2011 4:03:24 AM

All depends on what that system was setup to run. For example if that system is meant to backup user files with a script then by changing the name youre going to break the script, and any scripts that use that specific UNC. Also it might be a problem if the system if part of a domain. Since Active Directory uses the computer unique id aka SID to allow specify operations for those systems.