Cannot add computer to domain
Posted on 2004-08-05
After installing Windows XP on a pc which had previously Windows 2000 installed, I can't get the computer to be added to our company's domain. Worked flawless on the W2k version before.
After installing Windows XP (Prof.), the problem is that I cannot change the name of the computer. Connections work, I've installed network printers, can access all available network shares. The message that pops up when trying to rename it, is in the lines of the following (translated from Dutch):
"This computer can not become a member of the domain due to the following error:
Cannot make this computer a member of the domain. You have exceeded the maximum number of computers for this domain. Contact your network administrator to change this number."
Weird message if you ask me, since I deleted the old computer name in the Active Directory. Anyway, the problem seems to speak for itself. Unfortunately, I can't find the place where to change the number of computers that may be part of the domain (if there even is a restriction). Anybody have a clue? Thanks in advance!