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Add Server (2003) to existing Domain

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I'm attempting to reinstall and add a 2003 server to an existing domain. It was previously a partner AD/DNS machine before it crached. Server software install goes fine but I can't get it to connect/join the domain and pull the existing AD info and pair with existing DNS. I have good connectivity (IP and netbios). The error message seems to indicate that access is denied due to some authorization problem. Probably is something simple but I can't put my finger on it. Hoping someone can help. Thanks in advance.    - Chuck  
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Was it holding any FSMO roles before it crashed?  If it was, you are going to need to seize them to another domain controller.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

After one of the other domain controllers holds all of the fsmo roles, try again.

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did you rename to server the same as the old one and is there still a ref to it in sites and services on the existing DC

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Thanks for the input. Not sure if it was holding any FSMO roles but I will attempt to seize them all to the existing controller.

I named the server differently. I'll check the sites and service reference.

- Chuck

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The FSMO roles was the problem. I seized them per bwalker1 comment and server partnered fine. Thank you very much!

- Chuck
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