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Computer specified is already on net

By whistl3r ·
Usually, changing the computer name resolves the issue, however, this is a new install and the name given is unique. Even entering another unique name I still receive the message.

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by whistl3r In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

Giving more points ^^

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

you sure it is name and not ip address ? maybe flush the arp cache? we'll need to know your os of course to give exact instructions. why not try start/run/cmd <enter> the arp -r <enter>
then try setting up a static address --?
also you can try ipconfig /flushdns
i'd look in the event log and try posting the complete and exact error you find there...

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by whistl3r In reply to

Yes, i'm sure it's not related. I've done all the mentioned prior.

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by zlitocook In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

You may have done this already but did you delete the computer name from active directory? A couple of companys that I worked for also used the nic's address for security. If there is a computer that you can not see and you delete it from AD the helpdesk will hear about it fast.

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by whistl3r In reply to

Sorry, but not located on AD.

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by whistl3r In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

Well, the error generated was during the setup of a new machine, during which "Computer specified is already on the network" displayed... however, I disconnected the image from the network and was able to bypass that proceedure.

This is what i've found so far.

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=4319
http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=3033

However, does not explain why I receive the error "Computer specified is already on the network" or "A duplicate name exists on the network".

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by whistl3r In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

Yes, I've changed IP's, DHCP to static and vice versa. Repaired the stack, uninstalled and reinstalled the stack. Flushed dns queried nbtstat and nothing is conflicting. Changed the computer names to anything unique, error(s) still displays on every boot.

This is not a AD network.

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by whistl3r In reply to

Wrong location... wasn't logged in and TR posted it here instead as a comment.

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by Sue T In reply to Computer specified is alr ...

I am assuming this is XP. When you change the name are you logged on as the administrator account that is created during the installation of the OS? I know there isn't supposed to be any difference between admin accounts but I have seen a couple of things that make me question if there is a difference between this admin account and any others you create.

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by whistl3r In reply to

Yes, it's XP and have global privs.

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