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Cannot add XP workstation to Domain

I am trying to add an XP workstation to our domain and it will not.  I get an error on the workstation that says, "The following error occurred attempting to join domain The specified server cannot perform the requested action"

A record is located in Active Directory for the computer but it is disabled.  I enable it but the PC is not part of the domain.  I have run dcdiag and netdiag and I do not get any errors.  I run the SRV and A records check and all seems to be fine.  I am stumped.  What am I missing?

I have set the PC to look to our DNS server that is also a domain controller.
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Are you using an account with Domain Admin or Administrator rights?
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Yes I am.
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If there is a record of it in active directory I take it the computer was once on the domain?
Is this a totally differnt PC that you named the same as an old one that was on the domain?
This is a new computer to the Domain as it has never been on our domain.  I will try a different name for the computer.  What I was reffering to was that when I tried to join the domain a record would be created in AD under computers but the account would have a red x through it indicating that it was disabled.  I would enable the record and check the machine but it would not be part of the domain.  There also was record in DHCP for the machine showing that it was not part of the domain either.

I changed the name and it has joined the domain.  Guess I am done.  I changed the Name from LMC-OFFICE to LMCNEW and it worked.  Interesting.



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What is stranger is that I remaned the computer with the hyphen after joining the domain and it worked fine.  Crazy!
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ROFL welcome to the IT world :-)
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