deleting a user account problem

Posted on 2004-11-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I have deleted a user account and want to create another one with the same name.
Each time I try it says an account with the same name already exists. Is there any way to clear the deleted user account from the cache , then create another one with the same name?
Question by:Chuckbuchan
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    What operating system?
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    it usually takes 15 minutes to clear out.....I would assume you have big is your Active Directory, how many servers, how many site, domains...etc.

    If you are having replication errors you might still have the username floating around somewhere.

    Check your AD logs and DNS logs to be sure you are replicating peoperly

    If this is just a local account, you might have bigger problems....this question is under networking so i will assume you are in a win2k enviornment and are having replication issues and/or DNS issues

    please let me know so I can help you pinpoint the issue faster
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    Right Click My Computer and click "Manage"
    Under the "Local Users and Group" item, Click "Users"
    Be sure to delete any accounts you do not want.

    Now, in the menu above in the same window, go to Action > New User and see if you can create your new user

    hope this helps.

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