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Reset Computer Account - What does this reset?

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Here is a quick qeastion.  I have seen the option to re-set a computer account in AD.  What does this actually do?

Does this re-set the GUID of the account?  
Does this re-set the computer account password, e.g in the event of the compuiter and DC holding different computer passwords after a restore?

Or is it something else?

I have looked though help etc and it just tells you how to re-set a computer account but not what it does ;-)

Ta

SuperPlay

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superplay,

There is a "secret" password that autimatically created and shared between the computer account and the AD database [DCs]. Sometimes, for various reasons, situations occur which causes this relationship to be out of sync and it is advised that the relationship is reset.
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If you do it in the "Active Directory Users and Computers GUI", it will remove the computer from the domain, and you will have to rejoin it:
Resetting Computer Accounts in Windows 2000 and Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216393
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