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KB-4495: Can a Computer account be renamed after joining domain?

21 February,18 at 06:29 PM

Question:

Can a Computer account be renamed after joining the domain?


Answer:

You cannot rename a joined computer as you cannot change an AD Computer's SamAccountName.
 
The correct way to rename an already joined machine (and this is true with or without Centrify), is to leave the
domain, change the hostname of the computer, and rejoin it to Active Directory.

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