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Will Removing the domain change the hardware key?

Hello all,

Would removing a pc from the domain change the hardware key?

The following actions will change the Hardware Key:

1. Formatting the machine and reinstalling Windows.

2. When changing the computer name.

3. When changing the domain (it will not change back when returning to the previous domain).

As option 3 mentions changing, I would like to know about removing the domain, would it change the hardware key?

Thank you for any assistance.

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3 Answers

  • May 22, 2017 at 04:35 PM

    Hi Diana,

    Refer to SAP Note 793649 which describes in which cases Hardware Key gets changed.

    Hope it helps!

    Kind regards,

    ANKIT CHAUHAN

    SAP SME Support

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  • May 19, 2017 at 03:06 PM

    Hi Diana,

    Removing the domain will not change the Hardware Key.

    Regards:

    Balaji,S

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    • Hi,

      Remember, when you change the domain (it will not change back when returning to the previous domain). Refer to SAP Note 793649 for the same.

      Kind regards,

      ANKIT CHAUHAN

      SAP SME Support

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    May 22, 2017 at 03:18 PM

    Hi Daina,

    Changing the system name changes the Hardware key.

    Regards,,

    Ranjith

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