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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Scott, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Scott

    Scott Flightless Bird

    I am using Windows XP Pro and configured to connect the company's domain
    network. I would like to use the user account name of file server Windows
    standard 2003 as computer name. Is it possible with care or not allowed at
    all?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Scott" <NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:C7F9F65A.DE1B%NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com...
    > I am using Windows XP Pro and configured to connect the company's domain
    > network. I would like to use the user account name of file server Windows
    > standard 2003 as computer name. Is it possible with care or not allowed
    > at
    > all?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Scott
    >


    Giving a PC the same NetBIOS name as one of its user accounts is possible
    under some versions of Windows but is a very bad habit that can cause
    problems. Much better to add a suffix for the NetBIOS name, e.g. Scott_PC.
     
  3. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    Scott <NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com> wrote in
    news:C7F9F65A.DE1B%NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com:

    > I am using Windows XP Pro and configured to connect the company's
    > domain network. I would like to use the user account name of file
    > server Windows standard 2003 as computer name. Is it possible
    > with care or not allowed at all?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Scott
    >


    Read the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

    "Error Message: The User Name May Not Be the Same as the Computer
    Name..."

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310845/en-us>

    HTH,
    John
     
  4. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    In general it's best to try to avoid the personalization of hardware -or
    software. Remember that users change, and female users change their names.
    Having to rename equipment raises all kinds of problems, especially if that
    equipment is registered in an Active Directory.

    "John Wunderlich" wrote:

    > Scott <NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com> wrote in
    > news:C7F9F65A.DE1B%NoSpam-Scott.Xe@gmail.com:
    >
    > > I am using Windows XP Pro and configured to connect the company's
    > > domain network. I would like to use the user account name of file
    > > server Windows standard 2003 as computer name. Is it possible
    > > with care or not allowed at all?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Scott
    > >

    >
    > Read the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    >
    > "Error Message: The User Name May Not Be the Same as the Computer
    > Name..."
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310845/en-us>
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
    > .
    >
     

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