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Centralized Management for Windows Active Directory Domains and Workgroups

Configure and manage WMI properties

How to change the IP address of a computer remotely?

I want to change the IP address remotely of a computer on a domain or a workgroup.

How may I proceed with your tool?

First, download the free 30 day version of our software if you have not installed it yet: Download IDEAL Administration.

Once installed, just execute it under a domain admin account.

To change the IP address of a remote computer, proceed as follows:

  • From the "Network" tab, click on the "Action" button then "Modify IP settings".

  • The function used to rename a computer uses the WMI layer. Before changing the name of the computer, please check if the WMI connection runs between the local and the remote computer by clicking the "Test WMI connection" button.

- If the test fails, you must first fix this problem (authentication issue, firewall, WMI service ...)

- If this test is successful, you can enter the new computer name, and an account with administrative rights then confirm.

Also concerns the following software: IDEAL Remote
Last modification: 09/23/2019

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