I had a workstation back in for rebuild, noted the computer name (PC-001), and reinstalled XP.
Whilst that was happening I reset the PC-001 computer account in AD. The following day (plenty of time for replication) before connecting the workstation to the domain I renamed it PC-001, rebooted, then connected to the domain and rebooted again. I then changed the workstation name to WS-005 and rebooted.
I have since looked in ADUC and found that the WS-005 computer is located in the default Computers OU, and in the original OU, the PC-001 computer is still in there?? I had expected the PC-001 to have been renamed to WS-005 and remain in the original OU location?
Anything to do with not leaving enough time after putting back on the domain and then renaming? or not putting PC-001 onto a Workgroup before reinstalling?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.