Changing The Primary Domain DNS Name Of This Computer To <> Failed

When trying to change the name or domain of a computer, you can get the following error:

Computer Name / Domain Changes

Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to <<Computer Name>> failed. The name will remain <<Computer Name>>. The error was:

The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

To fix this:

  1. Ensure that UPD port 137 is open between the domain controller and PC you are trying to change the name or domain of
  2. NETBIOS over TCP/IP should be set to enabled or default (this property can be found on the WINS tab of the TCP/IP properties of the network card)
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