Cannot Change Computer Name of a Domain Controller

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The computer name of a Windows 2000 domain controller cannot be changed for this release of Windows 2000.


It is possible to change the computer name of a server. If you want to change the name of a domain controller, change the name before running DCPromo.

If you want the DNS domain name to be different from the DNS domain name of which the domain controller is a member, change the name before you begin the promotion process using DCPromo.


Article ID: 195242 - Last Review: February 25, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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