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I have two windows 2008 servers, which have been unjoined from the domain for a long time.

I tried to rejoin them to previous domain and one of the servers could rejoin successfully, but the other one failed with the error: The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "my.domain"; Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect.

I'm sure I used the right account, but still can't join to domain. Anyone know why?

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Is the server still in AD? Try removing it from AD before you add it. –  Bart De Vos Aug 20 '12 at 8:07
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Really thanks all of your reminder! After I remove the host name from doamin, I could re-join this computer. Thanks a lot! Best Regards –  siyang Aug 20 '12 at 8:47

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Check if, by any chance, there isn't already a computer account with the same name in the destination domain.

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Yes, I found this computer host name is already in destination domain. –  siyang Aug 20 '12 at 8:30
    
Really thanks all of your reminder! After I remove the host name from doamin, I could re-join this computer. Thanks a lot! Best Regards –  siyang Aug 20 '12 at 8:46
    
Np. Just remember to accept the answer if it was the correct one. –  Stephane Aug 22 '12 at 9:20

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