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Repalcing Computer on Network

Dear Expert,

I have a new computer to replace my old one with but the old one is connected to a server as a client on Windows 4.0 NT.  What do I have to do to make sure the new one gets connected to the server.  For instance, do I need to change the IP address of the client on the server or vice versa.

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Mars0178
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If the computer is on a domain, then you need to either delete the computer account on the domain (if it's an NT4 domain) or Reset the account if this is a 2000/2003 (Active Directory Domain).  Then you use the System control panel and an Domain Administrator account to join it to the domain using the same computer name.

IF you need to keep both ccomputers on the network, then join it to the domain using a DIFFERENT name that is not used anywhere on the network.  AND give it a different IP address.
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arspoonsCommented:
You can also add the computer to the domain by just deleting it from Active Directory, and re adding it.
Austin
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Gary GordonCommented:
As mentioned above, you can remove/delete the original PC from Active Directory and then transfer all of the TCP/IP settings from the old machine to the new machine.  Put the IP address of the Windows NT server in the first DNS name space in the properties of your TCP/IP connection on the client PC.  Then add your PC to the domain by going to My Computer, settings and remove any reference to a workgroup and then enter the name of your domain.  You will then be prompted for a user name and password for the authority to do this (i.e. the Domain Admin) account.  After you add the PC to the domain, you can import a user account from the server to your new PC.  Do this by using Users in control panel of client PC but don't type any account information, request it from active directory.  
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Naser GabajCommented:
I add to the above answers, concerning the IP Changes, it seems you are using Static IP add schema, if this the case and you are not planning to use the old one in your network, then you don't need to change the IP, in case you don't plan to remove it then you should have a different IP add in order to avoid any IP Conflict.

If you have a DHCP server, then it will take care about your IP assignment
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sciwriterCommented:
Why even try to duplicate it?  The NT4 DC login is just a login and a password.  Just set up your networking on the new machine as you normally would, and in the "client for MS networks" tab, simply check the box -- "log on to an NT domain".  That is all there is to it.  If you want to use the same user name and password, you can, but you certainly don't have to, unless you have special login scripts that only YOUR OLD login uses.  If the login scripts are based on groups, then just make a new user name for your new machine, and have the admin make an account for you, and attach it to your old group.  Simple!
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Naser GabajCommented:
Split :)
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Naser GabajCommented:
Split :)
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Naser GabajCommented:
I agree as long as he is the first Answer, and i agree with his answer, unless the asker has any objections.

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