[Samba] Renaming a computer on a Samba domain

Jason Somers jason at redbarncomputers.com
Tue Jan 12 09:57:48 MST 2010

We shift computers around a lot, and therefore need to rename several 
whenever we get new batches of systems in.

Tried simply renaming a system while on the domain, but got an "access 
denied" error. I WAS able to disjoin the domain, remove the LDAP entry 
for the computer, log in as a local administrator, rename the computer, 
and rejoin the domain a different computer name.

However, this is a HUGE pain. The number of reboots alone is a genuine 
time-killer. Doing it one several systems can waste an entire day. Does 
anyone have any suggestions?


Jason Somers
Network Administrator
Red Barn Technology Group, Inc.
1235 Front Street - Suite 3
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 772-1888 x222

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