Purpose: The theory behind changing a Workstation name in SCCM
There are multiple ways to change a workstation name in a Domain. Once you have used one of the ways and changed the workstation name, you might be interested to know what is required to do for the name to change in the listings of the SCCM console. One way is to wait for all the SCCM cycles to do their magic for you, but if you are in a hurry with it…
Here are multiple ways to change a workstation name from the command-line:
The SCCM console will show the old active directory name of the workstation as long as one of the following SCCM cycles are run:
You can use the SCCM console to run the Active Directory System Discovery. This Discovery will observe any changes in the AD sections you have included in the discovery and update the workstations as required.
You can use the workstation SCCM client to run a Data Discovery Collection Cycle to force the update.