Cannot logon to domain beacuse of domain controller crash

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by sechem, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. sechem

    sechem Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a simple network with 3 computers: One domain controller
    running Windows server 2003, two member servers running windows xp
    The 2 member servers belong to a domain called One day,
    the domain controller server crashed and I had to reinstall Windows
    server 2003 and active directory for domain After that
    incident, my member computer can no longer log on to the domain even
    though I created the same user name and password as before in the
    active directory. I don't want to create a new user name for fear of
    losing all my member computers setting.

    I have only limited knowledge of Windows server 2003. Any help would
    be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    sechem, Sep 23, 2007
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  2. sechem

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Remove the XP boxes from the domain by putting them in a workgroup, reboot
    and then re-add them back to the *New* domain.


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    pcbutts1, Sep 23, 2007
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  3. sechem

    why? Guest

    How do you think the same username / password matter?

    If you have a DC (the expression 'member servers' and 'XP Pro' don't go
    together) then you should know why this isn't working.
    Here is a clue you created a 'new' DC with the same name / AD entries.

    You didn't restore / rebuild the DC and AD you had.

    The PCs know about the old DC/AD you have to tell them to join the new
    DC/AD. Move then into a workgroup and then rejoin to the new DC.
    You need to have another Win Server 2003 as a replication partner of the

    This is 1 of the experiences that gives you a chance to learn more.

    There are lots of resources to be found using and the
    specific MS server news groups,
    microsoft . public . windows . server
    microsoft . public . win2003
    or shorter

    Step-by-Step Guides
    Part I: Installing Windows Server 2003 as a Domain Controller
    Part II: Installing a Windows XP Professional Workstation and Connecting
    It to a Domain

    Creating Additional Domain Controllers
    The following steps should be performed on a computer that has Windows
    Server 2003 installed and is connected to the common network
    infrastructure created in Prerequisites in this guide.
    why?, Sep 23, 2007
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