reinstalling workstation and changing workstation names

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Alex Georgevitch, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. I have a few questions about SBS2k3. If I want to upgrade a client
    workstation to a new computer, how do I reuse the same workstation name?
    When I go through the client install the computer is never available again.
    The only way I have been able to do this in the past is to delete the
    computer and then re-set it up with the same name.

    Also I tried to change a computer to a different computer name and it then
    deleted the original one. Is there a way to change computers in an office
    but keep the same computer names?

    Any help is appreciated...


    Alex Georgevitch, Dec 15, 2004
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  2. Hi Alex,

    Can you elaborate? You only run the servername/connectcomputer once on each
    computer. You first create the computeraccounts on the SBS (using the
    previous name if you want) and then run the connectcomputer.
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Dec 16, 2004
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  3. Marina, et al

    I understand that when you run connectcomputer it only allows you to use the
    computer name once during the initial setup process for a client workstation.
    Here is an example.

    I have a client computer called system1
    I puchase a new computer to replace system1

    How do I get the new computer to have the old system name?

    Hopefully this helps clarify my questions.
    Alex Georgevitch, Dec 18, 2004
  4. Hi Alex,

    Then you will have to delete the old system1 computeraccount and recreate it
    again. Then you can run the servername/connectcomputer from the new system1.


    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Dec 20, 2004
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