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Reinstalling WIN2K3 SBS and keeping the Active Directory identity

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I'm preparing to reload the operating system on our server which is currently running Windows 2003 Small Business Server - Standard.

After the server is reloaded, I want it to have the same Active Directory identity so that we don't need to rebuild the profiles on the domain workstations.

I would appreciate some direction on what to back up prior to reload, and the order in which to restore afterwards.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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If you're going to reinstall you need to remove the workstations from the network and rejoin them.  Reinstalling will create new SIDs which won't match.

Therefore, just run the Files & Settings Transfer Wizard on each XP Workstation to make sure you have them backed up... but even if you didn't do that... the act of rejoining them using http://<servername>/connectcomputer will migrate the old profile back to where it needs to be.

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