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I have an XP client joined to our current domain but it has a wrong name on it and ...
12th June 2009, 12:53 PM #1
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Rejoining XP client to Domain
I have an XP client joined to our current domain but it has a wrong name on it and i would like to keep everything in the same format under active directory.
Anyway is it as easy as delete the client from AD and then rejoining it as a different name back to the domain again?
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12th June 2009, 12:57 PM #2
You can rename it whilst it's on the domain if you want to keep it's location etc. (Assuming it's not RM CC3).
Would that help?
12th June 2009, 12:59 PM #3
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I suppose that could as long as it disappears on the AD and puts the new name to it? Would that happen?
12th June 2009, 01:13 PM #4
Right click on my computer, it's under computer name iirc. (on linux atm).
Alternatively, you could join a workgroup (would dejoin it from the domain), wipe out the entry from DNS/AD if they were still there (unsure), rename the machine, reboot it, and then rejoin the domain from afresh and put it into the OU that it was in before.
With a rename all of that is taken care of.
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