Windows Server

Domain Join -The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer – Account already exist

For many reasons, you may want to rename your device (VM) and you will be prompted with the following error. This could be a result of the organization’s policies not adhered to but not limited to this alone.

The solution to fixing this issue is by simply removing the device from the Domain and rejoining. Simply trying to rename it will NEVER work. Follow the following steps

– Under Advanced System settings
– Click on change

Select Workgroup and enter the name in the Workgroup area

Enter your credentials to confirm

If you have the right credentials to perform this action, it will end up successfully.

After prompting the above dialog box, it will prompt you to restart

– Click on Ok
– Close all dialog boxes and Click on restart Now

After the restart, you can now rejoin the device to the domain
– Under Advanced System settings
– Click on Change settings

– Enter the right domain name

Enter your credentials to complete the process.

After successfully joining it to the domain, you will get a welcome message.

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