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laptop logging onto a domain

By phunter ·
I have a wireless Dell laptop (Windows XP) that uses a Linksys wireless nic card to connect to my schools domain. When I log on I get a 'duplicate name exists on the network'. I then proceed using my Admin logon to the domain. I can get to the Internet and when I go to My Network places, I can drill down to the domain name, but cannot see any of the other computers on the domain. I cannot change the computer name, thinking that I have a duplicate name on the network. I have checked the TPC/IP configurations and they are similar to the other Dell wireless config on the mobile lab that we use. Any ideas would be appreciated..thanks
Pete Hunter

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by BFilmFan In reply to laptop logging onto a dom ...

Is this a Windows NT 4.0 domain or an Active Directory domain?

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by phunter In reply to laptop logging onto a dom ...

this is a Win 2000 AD

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by foiled In reply to laptop logging onto a dom ...

When you have a duplicate name on the network you are locked out of the network so you cannot browse through network neighborhood or other functions. You need to log onto your laptop as a local admin, change the computer name, quit the domain and go into a workgroup then reboot. After rebooting rejoin the domain and you will be good to go. Good luck.

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by jonno112 In reply to laptop logging onto a dom ...


Im a technician at a couple of local schools and the only time i see this error is when we send an image out to multiple laptops. Have you had this done recently?

I'm just curious.

The guy above me got it right anyway.

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