I am having an issue getting a batch file to run through kace correctly. The batch file renames the computer and then reboots it. When I run the batch through kace it will reboot the machine but does not change the name. I can run the batch file locally on the pc and it works great. Below is the batch file I am using

cd %WINDIR%\system32
WMIC computersystem where caption='%computername%' rename IT1234567
shutdown /r /t 0

What am I doing wrong?

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  • Are you running it as a script? If so, Offline or Online KScript?
  • Sorry forgot that information, yes as a script online
  • When you run it locally, are you running it with administrative privileges? Is the machine joined to a domain? If so, you need to execute the script with appropriate credentials to perform the operation.
  • thank you very much, I thought I had tried that but apparently I did not. Thank you for your help
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Kscripts by default run as the LocalSystem account.  In order to change the machine name, you will need administrator access, something LocalSystem does not have.
Answered 05/25/2015 by: jknox
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