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Cannot Change Computer Name of a Domain Controller

This article was previously published under Q195242
The computer name of a Windows 2000 domain controller cannot be changedfor this release of Windows 2000.
It is possible to change the computer name of a server. If you want tochange the name of a domain controller, change the name before runningDCPromo.

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

Article ID: 195242 - Last Review: 02/25/2007 18:18:13 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • kbenv kbinfo KB195242