VBScript to change computer name


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Tony

I am trying to figure out a script to change the name of a
computer based on user input from an inputbox. I have run
into a wall and cannot figure it out. ( am new to VBS
obviously).

Any help would be appreciated.

Tony

p.s. also if anyone knows how to add a FOLDER shortcut to
the start menu that would be appreciated. I can get it to
put shortcuts there, but not where it shows the folder
contents in a flyout.
 
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Marty List

Tony said:
I am trying to figure out a script to change the name of a
computer based on user input from an inputbox. I have run
into a wall and cannot figure it out. ( am new to VBS
obviously).

Any help would be appreciated.

Tony

p.s. also if anyone knows how to add a FOLDER shortcut to
the start menu that would be appreciated. I can get it to
put shortcuts there, but not where it shows the folder
contents in a flyout.

Are the computers you want to rename going to be members of a workgroup, or
a domain?

If it's a domain, you should launch NETDOM.EXE from the Windows 2000
resource kit, or the free Windows XP support tools.

If it's a workgroup, you might be able to use NETDOM.EXE, I can't remember
if that works or not. You could also just modify the Registry and reboot:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName\
(REG_SZ) ComputerName=

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\
(REG_SZ) hostname=
(REG_SZ) NV Hostname=

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\
(REG_SZ) ComputerName=
 
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Torgeir Bakken (MVP)

Tony said:
I am trying to figure out a script to change the name of a
computer based on user input from an inputbox. I have run
into a wall and cannot figure it out. ( am new to VBS
obviously).
Hi

If this is domain computers and you don't want to break the domain membership:

http://groups.google.com/[email protected]


Changing computer name for WNT/W2k/WXP with vbscript and registry
writes, alternatively with command line utility Compname.exe (note
that it will break any domain membership):

http://groups.google.com/[email protected]



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torgeir
Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of the 1328 page
Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/default.mspx
 

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