Problem adding a computer to the domain
Posted on 2011-05-04
We are using a windows 2003 server, and windows XP Professional
We were having problems with a computer (computer name: comp23) and we decided to reinstall windows on it. This computer was already part of the domain.
We installed windows in a new hard drive, and named the computer Owner after finishing the complete installation (including all updates, drivers, etc), I added the computer to the domain, restarted the computer, then I tried to rename the computer to comp23, but the domain didn't let me do this, I got a message saying that there was already a computer on the domain with the same name.
1.- My questions is was the proper way to add a computer to the domain, when you reinstall windows on it? We will like to keep the same computer name