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Replacing a PC on Windows 2000 Server

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I have marginal knowledge on this so any suggestion/help would greatly be appreciated.
I am replacing 2 PC's that are connected to a Windows 2000 Server. Both PC's have XP.
One the first PC I named it like the old one put in the current user pw to login in. Once the PC is logged into the server it has all the permissions as the old PC.
The second one I did the exact same thing, I used the same name and pw etc, but when I go to the network assigne it to the user group but it doesn't have the same access or permissions as the old PC.
Each PC on the network has a seperate static IP. The problem PC I feel is setup correctly but doesn't access everything like the old one I replaced.
Any suggestions?

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Is this a workgroup or domain with active directory? Why did you give the PC the same name? It is advisable to give it a new name.

One way a windows 2000 server keeps track of a PC is through the SID or object Security Identifier. Two identically named machines will have entirerly different object Security Identifiers.

Naming both machines the same may be causing confusion
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