2003AD server not in AD, "pre-windows 2000 name is already in use"

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Phil Smith, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Guest

    We are trying to set up Symantec Backup Express before the first of the
    year.

    We are stuck. Part of the installation process requires us to choose
    the machine we are installing the client, (remote agent) to, from the AD
    computer list. The computer we are installing on IS our AD server, and
    is not on that list. When we try to add "OURDC" to that list, we get an
    error:
    "Windows cannot create the new computer object because the pre-Windows
    2000 computer name OURDC is already in use. Select another name, and
    try again."

    The computer name for this machine is OURDC. It sure as hell is not a
    pre-windows 2000 machine. The name DOES exist under Domain Controllers.

    Any ideas?

    Phil
     
    Phil Smith, Dec 30, 2009
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  2. Hello Phil,

    If i understand you correct you try to install the remote agent on the server
    where also BE is already installed or should be installed?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 30, 2009
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  3. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 30, 2009
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  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Guest

    You are correct. I will post something on the Symantec forums as well.
     
    Phil Smith, Dec 30, 2009
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  5. Hello Phil,

    The remote agent should only be installed on servers where BE is not installed,
    if BE itself is installed there is no need for the remote agent. Basically
    the error says this machine has it installed.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 30, 2009
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