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Good morning,
  I just started as the IT manager at a company and have inherited a server install problem.

On the network I have a Netserver with an older version of Oracle (8i) on it and which the ERP Business Solution is loaded on.  At some point Windows 2000 Advanced Server was installed...but not completly or correctly.

It apparently was a member of a domain named domainhq as a NT 4 server.

During the install of Windows Advanced Server the domain controllerwas taken offline...thrown away...who knows...and a new domain brought online.

So this ERP server in hung up in the middle of the install still trying to join the previous domain as a member server.  When I try and make it its own domain controller it can't...because there isn't a domain controller to inherit from. So I have a screen that comes up trying to finish the Active Directory install...I can cancel it and the ERP Solution runs locally and I allow folks to connect.

There is a new domain named domain2hq...

Can't I just kill the old install and continue to run the ERP locally and how do I get that Active Directory screen to go away on startup?

Or should I try and join the new domain as a member server (the domain controller is a Win2003 Enterprise Server) ?

Of course...I need this rectified right away. The old manager is gone (I wouldn't trust his advice anyway)
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lrbrister:

Try this off-hours:

Physcially disconnect server from network.

Disjoin the server from the domain.

Reboot.

The server should come up in the workgroup WORKGROUP.

Plug in LAN cable.

Join server to domain.

Reboot when complete.

HTH

MidnightOne

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