[CentOS] DHCP server and Windows XP clients : set hostname ?

Wed Apr 7 18:05:19 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

> To set the machine name of an XP machine, right click on My Computer,
> select "Properties" from the context menu, now in the properties
> dialog select the "Computer Name" tab and click the "Change" button.
> I am pretty sure (like 99% sure) XP machines can't be dynamically set
> a host name. We are a mostly Windows environment with some CentOS for
> file and web severs but our main network management is done by Windows
> and I have never seen such an option unless you can hack this together
> yourself some how (which I would be very interested to see if you
> did).

I am told that it's doable only if you're using AD for both DNS and DHCP.