Win 2008 : How can I rename Server 2008 Server Core

How can I rename Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Once again, with no GUI your Windows Server 2008 Server Core can easily be renamed using Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC), and here is how,

wmic computersystem where name=”%computername%” rename name=”new-name”

As result, you will get ‘Method execution successful’ message. However if your machine is domain-joined, you can use NETDOM to accomplish the same task. Here is the query.

Netdom renamecomputer %computername% /NewName:new-name /UserD:domain-username /PasswordD:*

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