changing a computer name

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Subject: changing a computer name
Posted by:  biff (bi…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008

Say you installed windows XP on a computer and gave the computer its computer
name and then joined an Active Directory domain.

Later you decide you want to change the name of the computer.  Is than
anything to be aware of when changing a computer name or is just as simple as
going to the "Computer Name" tab of System Properties and then clicking the
Change button?

Any side effects or things to be aware of?

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