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Need to add computer account to suse server


I need to add a windows XP workstation to a SUSE server. I have Unix expierence from about 7 years ago but I' not at all up to date with it anymore. I need a command line script to add this workstation "News-center" to the server. I tried the standard way as if you would be doing it to a Windows server and keep getting "cannot find user name" when using the administrator or root credentials. So I'm guessing I'll need to use the useradd command. All I need to do is add the computer account. The users are already added. I'm giving high points because I need this yesterday.
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vfretAuthor Commented:
I should also add that the system I'm trying to add is a replacement system of one that had already existed on the network. So the system name is already listed in the /etc/passwd file.  
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marxyCommented:
Where do you want to add your XP?
samba?
dns?
nfs?
etc...?
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vfretAuthor Commented:
I was able to get things to work. The problem was that I was trying to change the system name at the same time I was trying to add it to the domain. Once I changed the system name to what I wanted it to be and rebooted, it worked.
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marxyCommented:
If you want your XP to be resolved by the SuSE and don't want to use dns on SuSE
use just /etc/hosts
Change the line of XP in the /etc/hosts
Example:
10.0.0.1 XPname

No reboot are need.
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wesly_chenCommented:
> Once I changed the system name to what I wanted it to be and rebooted, it worked.
Hostname change involves a lot of dependency. Since a lot of services, X11 display, network ID is based on the
hostname, you need to reboot the system after you renamed the hostname.
Otherwise, a lot of services will break/malfunction.
Because the hostname change you did is on memory and some configuration files, but the running services are
still bind to the old hostname.
After reboot, then you can safely do other stuff.
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vfretAuthor Commented:
Even though I solved the problem myself, I gave you two the points because you ofered information that I wasn't clear on. Thanks for your input. Vfret
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