Active Directory in the trashcan - Emptying the trashcan leads to disabled logins
Posted on 2004-08-30
my company will be taking over the networking responsibility for five servers on the 1. September 2004. Two of these servers, "Exchange", and "SRV01" has for some odd reason "the Active Directory in the trashcan".
We have been told that, if we empty the trashcan, "the whole network will go down the drain" - which I interpret as meaning that the users can no longer login. It is as bizarre as it is tragicomic.
We got this information from some accountants working there, who have some IT-skills, but are not on such a high level that they can really tell us what is going on.
Do anyone have some understanding of what has happened, why emptying the trashcan on these two servers leads to that netlogin is disabled, and what can we do to fix it?