Get error "Duplicate name exists on the network"

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by dw, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. dw

    dw Guest

    Hello. I recently had to re-install Windows XP SP 2 on my main system; this
    wiped out my C: hard drive. However, my Windows 2003 Virtual PC was on my D:
    hard drive, so it didn't get erased. I haven't had any problems connecting
    via my main system to the domain.

    When I try to start up Windows 2003 residing in Virtual PC 2004, it tries to
    make network connections, and then gives the error "A duplicate name exists
    on the network." When I click okay and try to log into it, it says "Windows
    cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down
    or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found.
    Please try again later. If this message continues to appear, contact your
    system administrator for assistance." It won't let me log into the machine
    either from within VPC, and I'm an administrator on the system.

    Do I need to re-install Windows 2003 from scratch? It took a good 6 or 7
    hours to fully install into Virual PC 2004 last time. Thanks.
    dw, Nov 11, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. dw

    Dave Guest

    I anyone else using the same WIndows 2003 VPC on your network? The easiest
    thing to do would be to logon to the machine (rather than the domain) and
    change the pc name.
    Dave, Nov 11, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. dw

    dw Guest

    Thanks, Dave. It won't even let me log on to the VPC machine (not the
    domain), and I was an admin on that machine.
    dw, Nov 11, 2004
  4. You should login to the virtual machine with a local administrator
    account (rather than a network account) - and then remove and add the VM
    from the domain.
    Benjamin Armstrong
    Virtual machine Program Manager

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    You assume all risk for your use.
    Ben Armstrong [MSFT], Nov 11, 2004
  5. dw

    Steve Jain Guest

    6-7 hours!! You need to adjust VPC's performance options then, if
    you're not using SP1.
    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    *** All posts are provided AS-IS, no warranty, no QoS ***
    Steve Jain, Nov 12, 2004
  6. dw

    dw Guest

    Thanks, Ben and Steve :)

    dw, Nov 12, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.