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Reset SBS2003 back to the "To DO List"

Is there anyway to reset all configurations back to it was on the first boot?  Back to the "To Do List" with no modifications.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Reinstall.

Why do you want to do that??
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whdjrAuthor Commented:
I am a newbie at SBS and am having difficulty with my network.  I setup SBS at home and joined a computer and a laptop via a router (Linksys WRT54G).  These worked for a week or so and then they started not connecting to the server, first the computer and then the laptop.  I tried renaming the computers and recreating their links to the server but all attempts have failed so I am at my wits end.  I thought if I could reset all my configurations then I could try again.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Well, if you want to reset, then reformat your hard drive and reinstall the Operating System.  (sorry, but that's the only way).

Alternatively, you can rerun any of the items on the To-Do list as needed.

But I am confused about what you describe as "recreating their links to the server"??  What do you mean by this?

Jeff
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whdjrAuthor Commented:
I mean I renamed the computers and created new users and tried to connect using those and I still couldn't connect.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You'll still have to provide greater detail here...

when you say "couldn't connect"  what was the specific error?    
Is the SBS providing DHCP?
Do you have the Workstations configured with DHCP?
Are you logging on to the workstations with that computers local administrator account?

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
P. S.  Please post a complete IPCONFIG /ALL from your SBS so that we can review your configuration to make sure that it's correct.

Jeff
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whdjrAuthor Commented:
Well I got impatient and reinstalled the O/S.  I know this wasn't the right thing to do.  I should have stuck with it and troubleshooted it out to better myself but I am going out of town and don't too much time right now.
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whdjrAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.
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