Computer name issue in Windows 2000

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi Experts,

I set up a new computer for one of my users (user x) and I gave DT-12 as a name to his computer. I found 2-3 hours later that we had already a workstation with DT-12 name which belongs to (User y) , so I decided to change the name of new computer(user x) to DT-30. When I looked in Active directory searching DT-30 computer I realized that DT-12 computer (user y) name has changed for DT-30.
Have you everhad this issue before . How can I change the new computer name without affecting the other already in place.


Windows 2000 Server

Question by:Jasatoory
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    From the point of having two boxes with the same name I would.:

    Create the new name in Active Directory
    Remove the machine from the domain
    Rename the PC
    Re-add the machine to the domain
    LVL 9

    Expert Comment

    And in the future : renaming a machine must be done while it's off the domain

    Author Comment

    Hi Sweatbeast

    Thanks for your help. I followed your instructions and everythnig worked fine.


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