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    I like a mystery but ...

    ... only in fiction. Scenario:

    • Drop a machine off the domain
    • Do a P2V of said machine
    • Re-name the virtual machine and re-join domain
    • All is well been using the virtual machine for some time now

    Old physical machine wiped re-purposed, re-named and installed Windows 7. Join "new" machine to domain. All is well as I continue to install the required software.

    The new virtual machine had it's anti-virus uninstalled and a newer version installed - using an administration console. Virtual machine showing in console as new version. Suddenly, or so it seems, the virtual machine is displaying it's old physical name! However, now I see that the old physical machine is showing in the older version console under it's old name. Check virtual machine, sure enough old version of anti-virus! Check event logs - new name listed up to about a week ago then old name listed.

    What's going on, how can a machine re-name itself? Any clues anybody?
    Last edited by leco; 6th July 2010 at 08:10 PM.

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    Is the VM mac address the same?

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    Or perhaps still has the same SSID?

    Although I'd plump for DMcCoys answer.

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    I'll take a look at both, thanks.

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