I have done a clean re-install of Server 2003 on an existing Server, after corruption of the operating system. The Server was a DC prior to failure replicated from another Operations master DC.
I logged on as the local administrator, set a fixed I.P. address and DNS server I.P. address same as before the failure. The I.P. address is reserved in the DHCP scope. I can browse the local network no problem and logon to shared network resources as "domain-name\Administrator".
I have removed the Computer from AD Users and Computers and deleted the A record out of DNS plus the Reverse lookup PTR and did a ipconfig /flushdns for good measure.
I gave the rebuilt computer the same name and DNS suffix as before, and attempted to rejoin the domain as "domain-name\Administrator". I get the error message:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain-name";
The specified user already exists.
Assistance with ths issue would be most appreciated.