Script to add computers to AD overwrites existing names???

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  • #57218
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    Chris Ediger
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    I've got a script that creates and then adds computers to AD based on certain characteristics of the user. It auto generates a name then checks AD to see if the name is available if not it generates an other name and so on until it finds a free name. At least that is what it is supposed to do. The last 2 times I've run it, its decided that a name already in use is ok to take. I didn't know it was even possible to add a name to AD that already existed.
    So, I'm not sure if this is a PowerShell thing or an AD thing. Anyone experienced this?

  • #57226
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    Charles Downing
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    So AD has 2 objects with the same name? How do you know it "took" the existing name?

    Code would probably help, too, btw...

  • #57229
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    Chris Ediger
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    Ya so, um, the thing is this...apparently someone in my organization was going through and "cleaning out" old or apparently unused names. So if we could just pretend this never happened...

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      Charles Downing
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      "I know nothing! I see nothing! I hear nothing!" – Sgt. Schultz

  • #57262
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    Chris Ediger
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    Thanks!
    I was going nuts trying to figure out how the heck a script could overwrite a name already in AD!!

    Someone isn't getting a Christmas card this year!

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