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Compname v0.6
Display SMBIOS information and change/display the computer name.
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Posted: 12 Oct 2004
File Size: 203KB
License: Free, Donation
Download 1:  compname.exe
Publisher: Oli Restorick
E-mail: oliTAKETHISOUT@willowhayes.co.uk
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Compname allows machines running Windows 2000 and above to be renamed to comply with a corporate naming scheme. The program can be run from a batch file, or from your unattended install.

It is capable of reading serial numbers/asset tags from the SMBIOS and using these as part of the name. It can also insert the current date into the new name. Very cool!

Disclaimer:
This tool is designed for renaming a machine before it's joined to a domain. Renaming a PC using this tool will break any existing domain membership of the PC. The netdom.exe utility from your Windows CD is recommended for scripting a domain join.