Add new computer to server with domain

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
First the background information:
Network has server 2003 using domain "".  The computer that needs to be added was previously connected to server, with username/password already in place.  (computer crashed and was reformated)

I have went into the computer properties and changed it from "Workgroup" to the domain "".  This allows the new computer to "see" the server and access files, but for some of the programs to work, this computer need to "login" to the server.

Originally this computer at bootup would ask if you wanted to join the "domain" or the normal "workgroup".  Now it just boots with no options.

I have tried with no success to use the "Network Identification" wizzard to force a "login" for this PC.

Can someone please provide me with some "detailed" instructions on how to perform this??

Question by:wayneg12345
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    Expert Comment

    when you reinstalled the OS did you name it the same?
    If so, you need to delete the computer name from the domain, then rejoin the computer to the domain via the My computer properties...
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    Expert Comment

    Try renaming and rejoin to workgroup. tHen rename to other than the original -when it was on the domain- and rejoin to domain. You are using the "Change" button under computer name?

    Author Comment


       Unfortunatly I was not the one that reformatted this PC, so I am not positive on this answer, but I am guessing that it was named differently.

    Author Comment


       When you state "delete the computer name from the domain"  do you mean on the PC that I am adding?

    Accepted Solution

    I have since had a Network Engineer look into this issue, and it was some registry errors/changes that needed to be fixed.

    Thanks to those of you that posted here trying to assist me!!!!

    Author Closing Comment

    Had network engineer fix this for me.

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