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    Change computer name and re join domain script?

    I looking for a way to take 28 computers that are on the domain, and rename them and re join them to the domain.


    The reason is they have moved from 1 lab to another, and they should go from CSSLAB## to TEACHINGLAB##

    any idea?

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    I usually just log onto them as a domain admin ... Right click on My Computer, go to Properties and change the machine name in there and then reboot. Not sure how this would work though if a the name you want to give it already existed ... As long as its deleted out of AD, DHCP and DNS I presume it should be ok.

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    I say already ... I mean used to obviously lol.

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    i really want to push a batch file or vbs through deep freeze on these machines and have it pop up with a windows "please enter computername" and you type in CSSLAB## (#=number 1,2,etc...) and then it joing the Rollins.edu domain.

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    Use netdom its built into windows. You just run it from one machine. I renamed 100 machines a few weeks ago in about 10 mins. Easy!

    Code:
    netdom renamecomputer oldname /newname:newcomputername /userd:DOMAIN\USER /passwordd:PASSWORD /usero:DOMAIN\USER /passwordo:PASSWORD /force /reboot:5
    You could also steal code from this: http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/fn-gm/1...-remotely.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Use netdom it's built into Windows
    Netdom isn't included with Windows 7.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Netdom isn't included with Windows 7.

    @Arthur It is on mine..... - see the attached.

    EDIT: i didnt notice you have made a link. It comes with RSAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It is on mine.....
    Must be because you have RSAT installed.

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    Not sure if this will work 100% but its always worth a try. Let me know if this works??

    @echo off
    echo ****THIS WILL REJOIN YOUR PC TO DOMAIN*****
    echo
    echo If you do not get a PING response this will NOT work!
    pause
    set /p Comp=What is the Computer name?:
    ping %comp%
    :Respond
    set /p yn=Did you get a response [Y/N]?:
    if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO Ping)
    if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO Leave) else (GOTO Respond)
    :Leave
    set /p User=What is your username?:
    echo Leaving the domain...
    netdom.exe remove %comp% /domain:******* /userd:*****\%user% /passwordd:*
    :Leave2
    set /p yn=Did the above command process succesfully [Y/N]?:
    if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO Lazy)
    if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO Join) else (GOTO Leave2)
    :Join
    echo Rejoining the domain...
    netdom.exe join %comp% /domain:***** /userd:*******\%user% /passwordd:*
    :Join2
    set /p yn=Did the above command process succesfully [Y/N]?:
    if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO Lazy)
    if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO Restart1) else (GOTO Join2)
    :Restart1
    set /p yn=Do you want to restart [Y/N]?:
    if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO END)
    if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO Restart) else (Goto Response)
    shutdown -m \\%comp% -r -t 0
    :END
    exit
    :Restart
    shutdown -m \\%comp% -r -t 0
    GOTO END
    :Ping
    echo Will not work unless you get a response.
    pause
    GOTO END
    :Lazy
    echo Enjoy your walk to the machine!!
    GOTO END

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