Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am curious if anybody could breakdown the story of what happens if you were to deploy an image to a machine by some method, add it to domain, and then format the drive and deploy an image again, and then add it to domain with same name.

Would you have to find the machine in the directory and remove it manually? Do you need to leave the domain from the computer before you apply an image?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You will have to go into ADUC and remove it manually, it will fail if you try to enter it a second time. You will receive the message A machine account for [computer name] already exists.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.