Problem: join operation was not successful
I am trying to join a domain to the new win2000 server. the error i get is “The join operation was not successful. This could be because an existing computer account having name “DanielLaptop1″ was previously created using a different set of credentials. Use a different computer name, or contact your administrator to remove any stale conflicting account. The error was:
Access is denied.”
Solution: join operation was not successful
In that case, perhaps the computer account already exists, on the domain.
Do the following:
1) Check if computer account already exists on the domain.
2) If it already exists, delete it and try to join machine to the domain.
3) If it doesn’t exist. Create it, than remove (do this on the domain server) and then try to join the domain again (from the client machine).