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Posted on 2013-01-16
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Dear Experts, I recently change the name of a domain laptop a couple of times and it cost me some trouble in active directory. I removed it completely from AD and re-join into the domain a couple of times already and I cannot see it in active directory.  The laptop appears if you enter the "Net View" command but it does not appear in Active Directory anymore. Any Thoughts on how to fix this?
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Question by:marceloNYC
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by:Mike Kline
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Do the old names still appear in AD.  So if you search via ADUC it is not there.

What about searching with a tool like adfind (just want to make sure you get the same result)

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

adfind -sc c:"Computer Name here"

Thanks

Mike
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by:marceloNYC
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No, no luck Mike...
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by:marceloNYC
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When I ran this query command "dsquery computers" I found it as Inactive...

"CN=Dxx-xx-SRV16,OU=! Inactive Computers,OU=Computers,OU=company,DC=is,DC=ad"
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Mike Kline earned 275 total points
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So that is just an OU, so it is in the directory.  Move it to the OU you want.  Do you have any scripts or other personnel that may have moved it to that OU.

computer objects don't move themselves :)

Thanks

Mike
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by:marceloNYC
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Duh!!! Thanks Mike!
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by:marceloNYC
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Thank You Mike!
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No problem, we all overlook things....happens to everyone :)
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