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Active directory rename computer that has been disconnected

We named a new computer on the domain USER-2014. The computer was for someone who already had a computer on the domain called USER. We discontinued the old computer with name USER and are now looking ...
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how to prevent other computers from seeing our network computers through vpn

We have a local office domain consisting of Windows 7 and XP machines that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. We also have users that connect via VPN into our network. My concern is that when a ...
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Can't change Workgroup/Domain due to netid.dll error

I tried to re-add a restored VM to AD-domain to restore the trust relationship. However, I cannot change the workgroup/domain via Computer > Properties. There's an error message which says that ...
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XP Embedded - Can't change computer name

On Windows XP Embedded SP3, when changing the computer name, I am prompted to restart. After restart, if I go back into view/change my computer name, it still says "A restart is pending for changes to ...
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After renaming the machine name still able to ping the old machine name?

We have renamed our machine [Windows 2008 R2] name and it asked for restart. we did it. But still we are able to ping the old machine name and it responds. Strange thing is even we are able to ping ...
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How to know user accounts available on LAN computer? [closed]

I would like to find out a list of user accounts on a remote Windows PC. I would like to do this from the windows command prompt. Is this possible and if so how ? Original Can we get available Users ...
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Intranet web site; sometimes using computer name works, othertimes the IP works..exclusively and alternating

I have created a web application hosted in IIS 7. When I deploy my web app to customers it can be reached via the computer name most of the time, however sometimes it will suddenly stop working. The ...
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Desktop has two IP addresses, server has decided to refer to it using the wrong one. How do I fix this?

I have a Windows 7 desktop machine, having a static 192.168.*.* IP address on a network full of things with such addresses. I recently received a piece of hardware that I need that machine to talk to ...
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Can't access aspx page after IIS reset using computer name only ip and localhost

After installing a fix in a site, and doing a iis reset we are unable to access (gets 401) the site using the computer name. Accessing using the ip-adress or localhost works fine, and it worked fine ...
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Are computer names guaranteed to be unique within a domain?

In Active Directory, are generated computer names guaranteed to be unique within a domain? I believe that they are unique at least within an OU, but what about at the domain level?
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Lookup IP address of workstation?

I have a list of computer names that I would like to be able to know the IP address of to RDP/VNC from time to time. I was wondering if there was a way I could look them up? I am using a Mac but the ...
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How can I find out why specific AD accounts are being locked daily?

I am facing a problem, every day around 17:00 4-5 domain user accounts get locked out. I think that the problem is from a script that is running ... somewhere... the problem is that I cannot pinpoint ...
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Why has Computer been created in Computers OU after renaming?

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 ...
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simple network between xp & 7 with cross cable problem [closed]

i have a simple network between xp & 7 windowses with cross cable (2 pc home)... ===================================================================== the one with 7 is mother and have 2 lan ...
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Server 2003 won't let me rename the computer

I've got a windows server 2003 (standard edition) partition running as a non-domain computer. I attempt to rename the computer and update the description using the My Computer -> Properties window, ...
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Internal Linux machine with Apache that I can access by IP address but not computer name

I have an Ubuntu machine running LAMP. While on the machine I can type localhost or the computers name to access htdocs. From another machine I can only access the machine via its IP Address. This ...
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How do I rename a Windows computer from command line?

How can I rename a computer from the command line? All I can find on the net is how to rename it in a domain, but I just want to rename the computer before joining a domain.
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What is the most common default computer name (sys properties) [closed]

What is the most common default computer name for Windows (Home, Pro, Vista, and 7)? (Or a list of the most common.) I tried Google, and read that Redhat linux defaults to "localhost," and Toshiba ...