troubleshooting Question

Do I have to create computer accounts in a new domain when it's the same name as the old domain?

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Windows XPWindows Server 2003Active Directory
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Here's the deal, we had a domain that consisted of 2 NT 4.0 Servers.  We removed both of those servers and installled 2 new 2003 servers and kept the same exact domain name.

The machines that were a part of the old NT 4.0 domain are logging right in, no problems at all...  They don't have computer accounts on the new 2003 domain even, yet they work fine.   This will save a ton of time, but I thought we would have to go around and put all the machines into a workgroup and the re-add them to the new 2003 domain.

Is it okay to leave it like this?  All the user accounts have been brought over, but none of the computer accounts.  I just didn't think this would work, but it seems to.

We don't manage anything with group policy besides the users, so I don't really need the computers to have accounts in the domain.

Thanks,

M.
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