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KB-1681: Steps for changing the hostname and IP address of a Centrify DirectControl server

Authentication Service ,   Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Is there a recommended sequence to follow for changing a Centrify-joined server's hostname and IP address?

The following steps must be performed BEFORE changing the hostname and IP address of a Centrify host/server:
  1. On the system to be renamed, run the following command:
    • ​​# adleave -r
      • This needs to be done as root, the -u parameter can also be added to specify an authorized AD user immediately.
      • The -r option removes the computer account from AD
  2. Perform the desired operations on the host/server, such as changing the hostname and IP address, then reboot. 
  3. Do adjoin as normal substituting the usual flags needed in the organization.
    • ​​# adjoin -n <computer name> -u <admin username> -z <zone name> <domain name>
      • -u  username AD user authorized to join a computer
      • -n  (new) computer name
      • -z  zone name        (to join in Zone Mode)
      • -w  workstation mode (to join in Auto Zone)
      • -f  force
    • Example:
      • # adjoin -n new_computer_name -u Administrator -z DB_Zone

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