Join XP sp2 workgroup machine to domain with same machine name

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Ozz, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Ozz

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    I have found that if I join a workgroup machine to the domain, and the same
    name already exist, in the Win2k3 AD domain, the computer account will be
    taken over by the machine being joined to the domain. I see this as a
    possible catastrohpic issue/feature. If by chance, someone had a workgroup
    machine with the same name as an exchange, smtp, or a CEO machine, and then
    joined it to the domain, the existing account would be taken over by the
    machine being joined to the domain. When the original domain machine
    rebooted, it would be unabel to login to the domain.
     
    Ozz, Jan 31, 2006
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