[Samba] Renaming a computer on a Samba domain

Walter Mautner retlaw.rentuam at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 13:54:57 MST 2010

Am Dienstag, 12. Januar 2010 20:24:25 schrieb Jason Somers:
> Clients are NFP, and have about 100 workstations. Once or twice a year,
> they get grants for upwards of 10 new systems. These systems get
> distributed to those with the most need, and in turn, their systems get
> passed to whomever has computers less powerful than those.  System names
> reflect different departments and subdepartments, so if you move a
> computer anywhere, its name must change.
> Make sense?
Changing policy makes even more sense. Like here, our main office is getting 
crowded while one or the other branch office dies due to financial cuts.
That makes for a lot of internal moves.
While we had our client computers named that way as well, a while ago,
we soon faced the nightmare (it's not only the samba/ldap, but other servers 
like the av management server, policy-driven services and whatever) of having
to change a lot of data and database entries on every move.
Now, we just number the boxen (try to change to numbers representing the SAP-
generated 6-digit asset ids) and keep the location and similar info in a 
single database asset database.

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