Reconnect workstation to a domain after wiping a server.
Posted on 2006-05-08
I have a small office running Windows SBS 2003. Over the weekend, I wiped the server and reinstalled it with the exact same settings. Same name, same internal ip, same domain, everything. I then reconnected all 4 workstations by changing them to a work group and then reconnecting to the domain. Is there an easier way? Another example is when I need to add a computer to the domain when the user is already in active directory. To get the computer into active directory I again move the computer to workgroup and reconnect. I hate doing this, but it is the only way I know how to. Any help would be appreciated.
If there is not an easier way, can you at least have Microsoft use the same folder in Documents and Settings. I always have to copy the data over, which I hate.