Hi Windows Seven Forums, does someone NOT from Microsoft (useless, if not negligent support) know how to change the Computer Name?
Windows clients display "A duplicate name exists on the network" when they detect two devices with the same network name.
This error can be triggered in several ways: Note that the computer on which these errors are reported is not necessarily one of the devices having a duplicate name.
When you have an error in Windows -- whether it's Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista -- it may be critical and cause your programs to freeze and crash or it may be seemingly harmless yet annoying.
Left unchecked, your system will become increasingly unstable, run more slowly and crash more frequently. The procedures necessary to correct Windows errors differ from one case to another.
The device will start up and function in an offline (disconnected) mode only.
These errors are found only on networks which have old Windows XP PCs or are using Windows Server 2003.Click OK, and error comes up: Computer Name/Domain Changes The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer to "NAME1": The specified computer account could not be found.Contact an administrator to verify the account is in the domain.The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "000020EF: Svc Err: DSID-020A10BB, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data -1014". Validating The Name A General Network Error Occurred may be caused by a number of different reasons.I can't connect my PC NAME1 to Windows SBS 2008 R2. I simply selected from Windows SBS 2008 R2 server, Windows SBS Console, Network, Computers, Connect computers to your network.