Hostnamechanger fail while renaming client inside the domain

  • hey folks,
    sometimes i have to place a client to another department. so i have to change the name of this client.
    with fog it is very simple, i change it in the web gui, the hostnamechanger renames it and will reboot.
    so far so good. the problem is an error when trying to log in:
    The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship
    So i have to unjoin this client manually from the domain. fog service will automatically join it in the domain and all works.
    thanks in advance for suggestions

  • @fry_p
    hey guys,
    it was not my intention to be impatient.
    i am thankful 4 the good work of the fog developers and volunteers.
    keep on :))

  • @BSZAdmin

    In the meantime I would suggest writing a powershell script to unbind and rebind and you could push it out as a snapin after executing the name change. I don’t know how many of these you are doing and how coordinated you are with the machines so YMMV

  • Moderator

    @BSZAdmin said in Hostnamechanger fail while renaming client inside the domain:

    Hey guys,
    are there any suggestions meanwhile?

    I myself do not have any suggestions, but we appreciate your patience through @Sebastian-Roth looking through the client stuff this weekend. I feel that you already know this, but as a volunteer developed platform, sometimes we have to wait a bit for the developers to find free time to look into issues. I’ve been in that boat myself before. If anyone does have anything to add, I’m sure they will chime in.

  • Hey guys,
    are there any suggestions meanwhile?

  • @Sebastian-Roth
    Thx 4 ur support.
    The Image was a win 10 x64 1809.

  • Developer

    @BSZAdmin I have dug through a lot of fog-client stuff over the weekend to get it updated to newer libs and all that. Have not found the time to actually get into this.

    Please confirm you are using Windows 10 - which version exactly?

  • Developer

    @BSZAdmin Thanks for reporting this. From what I get this is an issue in how the fog-client is doing the rename. Possibly this is something that has worked with Windows 7 but doesn’t work the same way in Windows 10. But it could be also an issue even in Windows 7 and just not too many people have come across it. I think I’ve never seen anyone reporting this so far.

    I will take a look at the fog-client code over the weekend and let you know.

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