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Duplicately named servers - one in AD and one in workgroup

Kahonu asked

We have a domain we are trying to abandon because there are several problems with it. We have a server SQL1 in the domain, and we want to get a rebuild of it working in workgroup using the same name. Are we going to have problems with the duplicate names even if they are in different namespaces - for the lack of a better word.

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A domain and a workgroup are 2 different things... if they see the same router then you'll have problems...
Your problems will be because of DNS or WINS name resolution. Or netbios/broadcast.

So, if they're going to be in the same environment/network I would suggest don't do it unless the network is segmented off somehow.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Agreed. I suggest you either rename the server (sql01) or build a separate network.