How to replace new workstation with the same "computer name"

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
Next month , I will buy new workstation with window 7 professional. after replace new hardware on user desk already.I would like use the same computer name of the old workstation .As it is installed within domain controller environment. Please help
Question by:Thenkung
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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    You cannot use the same computer name on any Windows computer in the DOMAIN.

    All computers must have a UNIQUE computer name.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Remove the computer name from AD then join the new computer to the domain with the older name
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    Accepted Solution

    if computer is called ABC , remove it from the domain correctly (change it to workgroup rather than domain)

    once removed and no longer showing in ADUC, rename the new machine to be ABC and then add it to the domain
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    Expert Comment

    An option would be taking an exact (with for instance Acronis: and putting it back to the new computer. It will take all settings and data.

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