Cannot add new computer object

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Subject: Cannot add new computer object
Posted by:  Mick (Mi…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008

I created a computer object in AD with the wrong name.  When I went to the
computer to add it to the domain I couldn't because I named the computer
correctly but had the wrong name for it in AD.  I deleted the wrongly named
computer object and now when I attempt to create the object with the correct
name I receive the message

"Windows cannot create the new computer object because the pre-Windows 2000
computer name XX-XXX-XXX is already in use."

I'm sure this is happening because I tried to add the computer to the domain
beforehand with the correct name when the object didn't exist.  How can I fix
this?

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