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How Can I Change My Computer Name And Its Domain?

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Tahir Mahmood Profile
Tahir Mahmood answered
You can change the Computer Name and Domain through the following procedures.
Requirement : Domain Administrator Account and Password.
Procedures can be applied on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Microsoft Windows XP professional.

To Change the Computer Name
Right click on My Computer Select Properties. It opens System Properties Dialog Box.  OR
You can use shortcut key to open System Properties Dialog Box using simultaneously Window+Pause/Break keys on keyboard.
[Windows XP, Select Computer Name Tab – Change Button] -
[Windows 2000, Select Network Identification Tab – Click on Properties Button] –
In Computer Name Text Box, change computer name and Press OK Button –
It will require Domain Username and Password.
Give domain administrator level username and password then OK –
It gives message "You must reboot this computer for the changes to take effect OK
Then OK on system properties dialog box –
Then it appears a message "You must restart this computer before the new settings will take effect. Do you want to restart your computer Click on YES.
It will restart the system and the name of computer has been changed.

We will this join the system from an existing domain and after then join with new domain.

This-join from Existing Domain
To disjoin from a Domain Select Workgroup Radio Button on Identification Dialog Box [Windows Xp, Computer Name Changes Dialog Box] and give any name as workgroup It gives message "You must reboot this computer for the changes to take effect OK
Then OK on system properties dialog box –
Then it appears a message "You must restart this computer before the new settings will take effect. Do you want to restart your computer Click on YES.
After restart of system, system has this joined from the Domain.

Join with a New Domain
[Windows 2000, select Network ID button from System Properties – Network Identification Tab]
[Windows XP, select Network ID button from System Properties – Computer Name Tab]
It starts Network Identification Wizard. Go through the wizard.
Click NEXT
Select first radio button, This Computer is part of business network NEXT
Select first radio button, My Computer uses a network with a domain NEXT
Network Information NEXT
Give Administrator level username password and domain name to which you want to join that system.
User Account – add the following user : Username, user domain, NEXT
Select Other – Administrators NEXT
FINISH
It gives message "You must reboot this computer for the changes to take effect OK
Then OK on system properties dialog box –
Then it appears a message "You must restart this computer before the new settings will take effect. Do you want to restart your computer Click on YES.
After restart of system, system has joined with NEW Domain.

NOTE : IP address of system must the from the range of IP address as per Domain.

Change of IP address
IP Address can be changed through this procedure
Right click on My Network Places – Properties – Properties of Local Area Connection – Select Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] – Properties –
Give IP address manually / static if Server is not configured as DHCP Server.
Ammar Irfan Profile
Ammar Irfan answered
Computers today are being connected to LAN (Local Area Network) and in such cases domain name of the computer need to be changed. When this happens, computer name is also changed in order to identify it on the network. To be able to do that, one must follow the steps provided below.

1. First of all, go to your desktop and right click on my computer using your mouse.
2. Click on to properties, which will open a new tab window.
3. You can then find a tab named "Computer Name", once found click on it.
4. Click on the button that says "Change", a new window will open and you will find a space with for entering your Computer name. Enter any name that you would like in the space provided.
5. You are now required to join a domain, therefore on the same window, you can find 2 options. One stating "Domain" and another "Work Group". To join the domain click the option that states "Domain" and enters the domain name. You may be asked the user name and password.
6. You can also use the wizard provided on the first page "Computer Name" to change the domain name.
7. Once done, click O.K and enjoy your self on the network.
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
But it was errow shoing "the specified network name is no longer available" please give me suggestions with step by step.
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There are many ways to change a computer name and its domain. Windows allow its users to change computer name and its domain after the installation of windows. Two methods for changing a computer name and its domain are given below.

(1)First method is very simple to change the name of computer and its domain. Just right click on My Computer and select properties. A window will be opened. Here you will see seven button as System restore, Automatic Updates, remote, General, Computer Name, Hardware and Advanced respectively. Click on the computer name. Here you will see two buttons as Network ID and Change. Click on the Change button and it will allow you to change computer name and you can also change the domain.

(2) Click on the start button of your desktop. Then go to the control panel via settings. Then click on the "Performance and Maintenance" button. A new window will be opened containing four buttons as Administrative Tools, power Options, Scheduled Tasks and System. Click on the System button a new window will be opened containing four buttons. Click on the computer name button and select change. Here you can do changes in computer name and domain name.
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Right click the my computer in desktop ,go-to properties --->computer name----->computer description---->name it----->apply---->ok
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