HOWTO: Remote rename a computer in a domain network


To rename a computer or a member server in a domain network, you must use the netdom system utility, which comes in the Windows Server editions. This utility comes with Active Directory Domain Services Tools, which is installed on simple PCs for remote administration of servers running Windows Server.


1. Command syntax:

   - Renaming is done under a domain account.
Command syntax:
netdom renamecomputer /newname: /userd:[\] [/passwordd:[ | *]] /usero:[\] [/passwordo:[ | *]] [/reboot[: