LKBEN10916: Howto rename a windows 2008 server core-installation


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You have a windows server 2008 core server and need to rename it from the command line

Cause

none

Solution

To rename a server core you use the netdom command.

netdom renamecomputer oldserver /NewName:newserver

The command will ask a confirmation before proceding. Please note that this is an "y" even when executed on a german installation!

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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