can't change PC name



Elton Seng Yan Thung
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Dear all,
We have this problem in one of Windows XP pro in our work place. For the
company policy, we have to change all XP computer name and rejoin to another
domain. However we have problem changing this PC name.
The PC is running on wireless network, login as local admin, go to
"computer name" tag of computer property, found that the "network id" and
"change" button is gray off. There was a remark below the tag " The
indentification of the computer cannot be changed becauasue: - network is
not installed or properly configured."
We tried to remove the account from domain, restart the PC however it is
still the same. the PC is able to ping whole network and able to access
application (SQL).
We need to be able to change the PC name, join it to domain. Wish you
can advise us.

thanks a lot

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Elton Seng Yan Thung wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> We have this problem in one of Windows XP pro in our work place.
>> For the company policy, we have to change all XP computer name and
>> rejoin to another domain. However we have problem changing this PC
>> name. The PC is running on wireless network, login as local
>> admin, go to "computer name" tag of computer property, found that
>> the "network id" and "change" button is gray off. There was a remark
>> below the tag " The indentification of the computer cannot be
>> changed becauasue: - network is not installed or properly
>> configured." We tried to remove the account from domain, restart
>> the PC however it is still the same. the PC is able to ping whole
>> network and able to access application (SQL).
>> We need to be able to change the PC name, join it to domain. Wish
>> you can advise us.
>>
>> thanks a lot

[unofficial]

++ adapted from jsifact.com tip #2619

1. Remove the computer from the domain

2. Reboot the computer

3. Change the name

4. Reboot the computer

5. Join it to the domain

Elton Seng Yan Thung
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
thanks for the help. I have tried
1) remove the computer from domain - client side I can't do anything since
all the option are gray out. I remove the computer account from DC
2) I restarted the PC and still can't change as it still remain as gray for
the computer change option as well as domain\workgroup setting.

wish to get help with further input or I may have to reformat the PC.

thanks a lot
"Stephen" <stephen@online.nospam> wrote in message
news:O2c%23KRWZFHA.2796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Elton Seng Yan Thung wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> We have this problem in one of Windows XP pro in our work place.
>>> For the company policy, we have to change all XP computer name and
>>> rejoin to another domain. However we have problem changing this PC
>>> name. The PC is running on wireless network, login as local
>>> admin, go to "computer name" tag of computer property, found that
>>> the "network id" and "change" button is gray off. There was a remark
>>> below the tag " The indentification of the computer cannot be
>>> changed becauasue: - network is not installed or properly
>>> configured." We tried to remove the account from domain, restart
>>> the PC however it is still the same. the PC is able to ping whole
>>> network and able to access application (SQL).
>>> We need to be able to change the PC name, join it to domain. Wish
>>> you can advise us.
>>>
>>> thanks a lot
>
> [unofficial]
>
> ++ adapted from jsifact.com tip #2619
>
> 1. Remove the computer from the domain
>
> 2. Reboot the computer
>
> 3. Change the name
>
> 4. Reboot the computer
>
> 5. Join it to the domain
>
>

Cyberbear
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Elton Seng Yan Thung wrote:
> Dear all,
> We have this problem in one of Windows XP pro in our work place. For the
> company policy, we have to change all XP computer name and rejoin to another
> domain. However we have problem changing this PC name.
> The PC is running on wireless network, login as local admin, go to
> "computer name" tag of computer property, found that the "network id" and
> "change" button is gray off. There was a remark below the tag " The
> indentification of the computer cannot be changed becauasue: - network is
> not installed or properly configured."
> We tried to remove the account from domain, restart the PC however it is
> still the same. the PC is able to ping whole network and able to access
> application (SQL).
> We need to be able to change the PC name, join it to domain. Wish you
> can advise us.
>
> thanks a lot
>
>
>
Did you try logging on to the computer as a Domain Administrator,
rather than a local Admin? The Domain Administrator would have
been able to remove the computer from the domain. Then you could
rename the computer. Finally, the computer could be joined to the
new domain by someone with Administrator rights on the new domain.

somarr99@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Have you tried even something simpler? Just rebooting a machine that
exhibited this problem for us, resolved the issue...

Cyberbear wrote:
> Elton Seng Yan Thung wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > We have this problem in one of Windows XP pro in our work place. For the
> > company policy, we have to change all XP computer name and rejoin to another
> > domain. However we have problem changing this PC name.
> > The PC is running on wireless network, login as local admin, go to
> > "computer name" tag of computer property, found that the "network id" and
> > "change" button is gray off. There was a remark below the tag " The
> > indentification of the computer cannot be changed becauasue: - network is
> > not installed or properly configured."
> > We tried to remove the account from domain, restart the PC however it is
> > still the same. the PC is able to ping whole network and able to access
> > application (SQL).
> > We need to be able to change the PC name, join it to domain. Wish you
> > can advise us.
> >
> > thanks a lot
> >
> >
> >
> Did you try logging on to the computer as a Domain Administrator,
> rather than a local Admin? The Domain Administrator would have
> been able to remove the computer from the domain. Then you could
> rename the computer. Finally, the computer could be joined to the
> new domain by someone with Administrator rights on the new domain.


can't change PC name