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In AD what is the utility of Reset Account in server object?

In AD what is the utility of Reset Account in server object?

If I mount a new server and want to keep the same name as the old server do I need to reset the server account in AD and add the new server in AD with the same name?
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namanovCommented:
Yes, if you want use same name and same memberships in some groups like old one server, yyou must reset computer account password and then join server to domain.
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Mike KlineCommented:
You can just delete the old server account/computer object in AD.  Let that deletion replicate and then join the new machine (using the old name).

Thanks

Mike
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SAM2009Author Commented:
What is the difference between reset and delete?
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namanovCommented:
On delete you lose all group memberships, like some security groups or other...
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SAM2009Author Commented:
So in my case it will be preferable to just reset the account server name in AD and put rename the new server with the old name?
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namanovCommented:
Yes, that is correct
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namanovCommented:
Or just join new computer to domain with the old name
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SAM2009Author Commented:
When you said losing security grp do you mean local security grp?
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namanovCommented:
No, i mean membership in security groups on domain. With resetting computer account you cant fail.
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SAM2009Author Commented:
Thank you.
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