Event ID 5037: Unable to configure the Hub Service on the server ‘SERVERNAME’. Error: The specified network name is no longer available

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When a Domain Controller has kept it’s original IP Address, but the name has changed, follow these steps to clean up computers names.

Note: You will want to use the FQDN when prompted for computer names. (For exmaple: DCName.Domain.local)


To view applied computer names for a particular DC, run the following command:


netdom computername /enumerate


Once you have decided which name should be the primary name for the Domain Controller, run the following command:


netdom computername /makeprimary:insertnamehere

To remove the old name, run the following command:


netdom computername /remove:insertoldname

To confirm the changes have been applied, run the following command:


netdom computername /enumerate



The Domain Controller should now have the appropriate computer name. Next, we will update the FRS or DFS-R member object.

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. From the View menu, select Advanced Features.
  3. If SYSVOL is replicated using the File Replication System:Expand System > File Replication Service > Domain System Volume (SYSVOL Share).
  4. If SYSVOL is replicated using Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R):
    Expand System > DFSR-GlobalSettings > Domain System Volume > Topology.
  5. Right-click the object corresponding to the DC’s old name and select Rename.
  6. Type the DC’s new name and hit Enter.

This process ensures that the renamed Domain Controller is able to properly replicate the contents of the SYSVOL.


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