Adding duplicate names in Windows 2003 Domain not issuing any Warn

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Laljeev M, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Laljeev M

    Laljeev M Guest


    While our helpdesk team adding / joing any new PCs to domain with the
    existing names not showing any warnings (but if do the DSA console we are
    getting it), is there anyway to configure warnings while adding duplicate
    names to AD? Because of thsi issue we are facing problem with the old pcs
    with the same name in domain.

    Thanks in advance for any valuable suggestions..
    Laljeev M, Aug 15, 2009
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  2. First, you normally wouldn't be able to create a duplicate object in AD,
    however this may occur when joining a machine. You can follow Syed's
    suggestion, to keep tabs on the event logs, or you can create a join machine
    script available for your techs, with a function to search AD for the name,
    and if found, deny the join. I worked at one place where the desktop guy
    created such a script. Pretty cool script. He created it with a pop-up GUI
    to ask for your credentials, and the domain name to add it to.

    Unfortunately, I can't provide the script since I don't have a copy of it.

    In the meantime, run the utility in the following link to search for old
    computer accounts. This way at least you have a list of them you can
    research their existence, and delete if necessary.

    Command line Active Directory tool to find old user and computer
    accounts.Dec 28, 2004.


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    among responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.

    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCTS Exchange, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check for regional support phone numbers.
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 16, 2009
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  3. Laljeev M

    Laljeev M Guest

    Hi Syed / Ace

    Thanks for your reply..

    Currently we are instructing our helpdesk to use DSA console for adding any
    new PCs. But actually MS has to provide a solution for this (when adding any
    new PCs with existing names)

    ----Server Management Team----
    Laljeev M, Aug 16, 2009

  4. I would be curious what Microsoft's response would be. If you can post it,
    that would be great. I believe it would benefit others.

    Thank you,

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 16, 2009
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