Microsoft KB Archive/932173

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Article ID: 932173

Article Last Modified on 8/29/2007


  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition


When you use the netdom renamecomputer command to rename a computer that is running Windows Vista, you receive the following error result:

This operation will rename the computer <OriginalComputerName> to <NewComputerName>.

Certain services, such as the Certificate Authority, rely on a fixed machine 
name. If any services of this type are running on <OriginalComputerName>,
then a computer name change would have an adverse impact.

Access is denied.

The command failed to complete successfully.

You experience this problem when you try to rename the computer from a remote computer. If you run the command on the computer that you want to rename, the command works.

Note You experience a similar problem if you try to use the NetRenameMachineInDomain function to rename a remote Windows Vista-based computer.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


No prerequisites are required to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Srv.sys 6.0.6000.20563 290,816 22-Mar-2007 03:39 x86
Srv2.sys 6.0.6000.20563 130,560 22-Mar-2007 03:39 x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Srv.sys 6.0.6000.20563 450,560 22-Mar-2007 01:06 x64
Srv2.sys 6.0.6000.20563 163,840 22-Mar-2007 01:06 x64


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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