What about checking ID from SbClientLog.txt file?
Or using WinTech/SafeTech utilities and inspecting Disk Information?
or use the scripting command "GetLocalMachineName" from a command prompt - that will tell you the ID without communicating to the db.
You might also want to run a group scan on your db to see if this machine is simply an orphan.
Thanks - I had tried the group scan but no joy,..
Could you give me more details on the GetLocalMachineName?
type sbadmcl -command:getlocalmachinename -help and it will give you instructions, or look it up in the Scripting guide installed into the documents/tools directory with eem?