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KB-4793: Changing the hostname of a Mac that is bound to a domain with Centrify

Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:17 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X

Question:
 
How to change the hostname of a Mac that is currently bound to the domain with Centrify?
 

Answer:
 
To change the hostname of a Centrify-bound system, it first needs to be taken off the domain.
For more information on this, see also the following KB:  


Mac-specific Instructions:
  1. Unbind the Mac from the domain and delete the computer object from AD
    • This can be done either via the Centrify Join Assistance on the Mac and then manually deleting the computer object in ADUC.
    • Or it can also be performed via command-line on the Mac:
      • sudo adleave -r -u domain_admin_username
         
  2. Delete the DNS record of the Mac from the DNS server
     
  3. Go back to the Mac and run the following commands:
    • sudo scutil --set HostName MAC-HOSTNAME
    • sudo scutil --set LocalHostName MAC-HOSTNAME
    • sudo scutil --set ComputerName MAC-HOSTNAME
    • (Where "MAC-HOSTNAME" is the desired hostname for this Mac in AD)
       
  4. Once the name properties are all aligned, rebind the Mac to the domain.
     
scutil command changing the name of a Mac.

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