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I'm not sure if you are interested, but all this can be done very cleanly through WMI. There's documented functions for it and everything. But you will always require a reboot if you change anything related to the computer name or description. I think you can get away with changing workgroup/domain without a restart though.

I just finished a project doing this exact thing (changing computer name/workgroup/dhcp settings) for computers we image in our corporate computer lab. We run CloneZilla and needed an alternative to sysprep. I used DRBL-Winroll for a while, but it's a 120MB installation because of the Cygwin requirement. I wrote the same thing in AutoIt using SrvAny in about 400KB.

See: #823188

http://forum.autoitbrasil.com/ (AutoIt v3 Brazil!!!)

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Well, I have no way of knowing exactly why Windows is doing what it's doing when changing the computer name, but I'm sure there's a restart in there for a good reason.

Either way, if you want the WMI code, let me know.

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That's cool,Ihave ever seen such a tool,but I didn't know how it works.thanks!


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