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Add Server (2003) to existing Domain

chuckwoods asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19
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.


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


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


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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