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Rejoining domain

Hi,

I rebuilt our DC, now all the servers and pc are not in the AD, my question is, is there a way for DC to pick up all servers and PCs without rejoining the new domain?

I used the same name


thx
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redseatechnologies

8/22/2022 - Mon
redseatechnologies

Hi mcrmg,

Using the same name means nothing - there is a unique identifier besides the name.

You will either need to restore the system state from tape - or, add everything else again manually (including user accounts)

-red
life_j

Is it the only DC.If so than I don't think you can bring all servers and PCs back in AD without joining them.
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I understand that I have to re-create user account, that fine....

The problem is that, after rejoining domain, it creates a new profile which is the pain, not only I have to make sure all the programs work and I have to move the pst file....thx
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mcrmg,

In this case you should have stood up a completely new Domain Controller within the domain.  Then move all the roles over to the new DC, dcpromo the old server down (Make sure to clean up DNS) and rebuild the new server back up again.  Once the new DC is built with the new OS, dcpromothe server back up and all will be well.  It would save you from having to completely recreate your AD environment.
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so, no way around it since I have a new DC?  thx
binary_1001010

is thier profile store on the dc or local workstation? if workstation, you can copy the profile :

right click properties on My computer, select advance tab, click on user profiles settings, and copy the profile that you want.
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