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I've got a windows server 2003 (standard edition) partition running as a non-domain computer.

I attempt to rename the computer and update the description using the My Computer -> Properties window, but after restarting the machine, a weird looking dialog pops up saying that the network identification has been changed and I need to restart the computer again for the changes to take effect.

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If I check the My Computer -> Properties window again - the description is updated, but the computer name has reverted back to the old name! No matter how many times I type in the new name and restart, it always reverts back and gives me the weird dialog.

Any ideas?

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That's not a standard Windows dialog. I think you'll find there's some 3rd party software that's causing your issue. –  Mark Henderson Aug 19 '10 at 3:46
    
Blugh, I think you're right. Curse you ASUS... and your crappy USB wireless driver. Seriously wtf..... –  womp Aug 19 '10 at 3:58
    
@Farseeker - Yep, that was it. If you want to put your comment as an answer, I'll gladly accept it. –  womp Aug 19 '10 at 4:02
    
done :) –  Mark Henderson Aug 19 '10 at 4:13

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That's not a standard Windows dialog. I think you'll find there's some 3rd party software that's causing your issue.

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I had an Asus USB-N11 wireless USB adapter stuck in the machine. When I first installed it, I made the mistake of installing their utility suite of software. That's what was causing the issue. –  womp Aug 19 '10 at 4:18

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