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Friday, December 10, 2010

Rename a Server Core 2008 R2 Server

This is now a very easy task over the R1 version.  The R1 method involed using the NETDOM command.  It went something like this:

netdom RenameCOmputer Old-Name /NewName:New-Name

you then had to manually reboot the machine by typing Shutdown /r /t 0.

In Server Core 2008 R2, you can use the sconfig command.

Log into your server core server.

Type sconfig and press enter.

Type 2 for Computer Name: and the press Enter.

Enter the computer name and press Enter.

You will then be asked for the username of a user who has the rights to change this servers name and then press Enter..

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A new window will open up asking for that users password.  Enter it and press Enter.

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You will need to click Yes to reboot the server.

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