Rename a computer name in a domain and run into exists error

Rename a computer name as old computer name in a domain. There is an error “The account already exists”. Check the following records to make sure there is no record of the old computer name.

  • Active Directory Users and Computers
  • DNS
  • ADSI Edit

Disjoin domain doesn’t remove the computer account. You need remove it manually.

Written on March 15, 2017