JSI Tip 3890. Name already in use error when you add a Windows 2000 user or computer name?


When you try to add a user or computer name, you receive:

Windows cannot create the new computer object because the pre-Windows 2000 computer name NAME is already in use. Select another name, and then try again.

You may have chosen a restricted / reserved name.

Restricted User Names

Null SID

Everyone

Local

Creator owner

Creator group

NT pseudo domain

NT authority

Dialup

Network

Batch

Interactive

Service

Builtin

System

Anonymous Logon

Creator owner server

Creator group server

Enterprise domain controllers

Self

Authenticated Users

Restricted

Terminal server user

Proxy

Restricted Computer or Trust Relationship Names

Internet$

NOTE: Windows 2000 appends a dollar sign ($) to the end of these names, which prevents using a computer name or trust relationship name of Internet.



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