Cant rename machines

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HTH, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. HTH

    HTH Guest

    Just re-ghosted a machine here (Client Server type network) and when i try to rename it I get error messages. This of course means I get duplicate names on the network.

    Ive tried deleting the client machine from the Active Directory and so forth, but no joy.

    The image works perfectly, and i dont have any troubles with any other images. Ive tried to rename other machines and those dont work either. We've also tried putting it into a workgroup then back into a domain...didnt work.

    Anyone had this problem before? Or know where i can start to look for a resolution?
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    Sorry whats the clients OS?

    does hostname -s work? (not avaliable on XP)

    If its 2K / XP do not use the network id wizard use the change button and enter the new data, in particular the FQDN.