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How do I use the same computer name in AD?

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Hi

I formatted a machine and want to use the same name as before. When joining it says the account is already in use. I have deleted, re-created and reset the computer name with no success.

How long should i wait? Got 3 DC's

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Kini pradeepDevelopment Manager
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open AD users and computers and delete the computer object. once replicated to all domain controllers, readd to domain

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where can i see if all the DC's got the latest update? and is it quick? all on the same LAN
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Don't forget to also remove any DNS Host Record, PTR Record or WINS Record left over from the old.

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It’s still a bit vague but after the force replication I was able to add the computer under its old computer name. Patience seems to be the key here. Everyone’s input is appreciated.
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