Use netdom rename computer to rename a computer. If the computer is joined to a domain, then the computer object in the domain is also renamed. This command should not be used to rename a domain controller.
netdom renamecomputer examples:
Rename the local computer:
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /NewName newcomputername
netdom renamecomputer command syntax:
/NewName Specifies the new name for the computer. Both the DNS host label and the NetBIOS name are changed to new-name. If new-name is longer than 15 characters, the NetBIOS name is derived from the first 15 characters
/UserD User account used to make the connection with the domain. The domain can be specified as “/ud:domainuser”. If domain is omitted, then the computer’s domain is assumed.
/PasswordD Password of the user account specified by /UserD. A * means to prompt for the password
/UserO User account used to make the connection with the machine to be renamed. If omitted, then the currently logged on user’s account is used. The user’s domain can be specified as “/uo:domainuser”. If domain is omitted, then a local computer account is assumed.
/PasswordO Password of the user account specified by /UserO. A * means to prompt for the password
/Force As noted above, this command can adversely affect some services running on the computer. The user will be prompted for confirmation unless the /FORCE switch is specified.
/REBoot Specifies that the machine should be shutdown and automatically rebooted after the Rename has completed. The number of seconds before automatic shutdown can also be provided. Default is 30 seconds
/SecurePasswordPrompt Use secure credentials popup to specify credentials. This option should be used when smartcard credentials need to be specified. This option is only in effect when the password value is supplied as *
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