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...

    Thanks

    Alex
     
    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
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  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.

    --
    Regards,

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