Win2k AD - Error occurred attempting to join the domain...specified user already exists
Posted on 2006-06-12
Here is the scenario...
We had a server crash - hardware failure. It was not revivable - so we transferred data files over to another server and ordered a new server.
Old Server: Win2k SP4, DC, GC, file, print (not fsmo)
New server has come in - installed win2k3 and installed server as a workgroup member. Trying to join it to the domain, I get the error:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domainname" :
The specified user already exists
I have ensured the computername is no longer listed in WINS or DNS.
I have used the NTDS utility to do the metadata cleanup, and I've used the ASDIEDIT utility to manually remove the legacy server account from AD (following the Win2k portions of: Q216498)
Any assistance on this would be appreciated.
I'm assigning it 500 points, because it's the first problem I've run across I cannot find correlation to in Google, Google Groups, here or the MS Knowledgebase...