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NETDOM Join no worky

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Here is my problem. There is a computer I cannot log into. Its trust or shared secret broke with the domain. This seems to happen often with VLAN changes.

I cannot log into this machine to join it back to the domain. My UBCD, ERD and Linux Crack Disks don't work because the drive is in some sort of JBOD or Raid configuration.

I'm trying to use NETDOM Join command to rejoin the computer account to the domain remotely.

I keep getting errors...Access Denied

I deleted and recreated the account and put my self in the who has rights to join this account to the domain check box.

Still same error. My path is correct because when I go to NETDOM ADD it says already exists. NETDOM Join says Access Denied. WTF. Worthless crap.

Cna someone tell me hwo they successfully used Netdom to join workstations to the domain?

Note: The computer account is pingable and plugged into the network with the same name.
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Not NT

I do it remotely

I didnt try the password because I was logged in with the account with permissions so it should run under the context of the logged in user.
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Cool I will read your docs.

As far as your suggested steps as I said above that I added myself as a member to be joined. I can join the machine locally all day.
Yes Im logged in as administrator on my own machine. There should be no problems.
One error I get is cannot find file specified if the computer is not already there. If the computer account is there however, I get account already exists.

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Access Denied = Computer account usually exists already, and security on that account does not allow you to join — usually because the computer was joined previously by using different computer account credentials.

According to the docs this may be my problem. The account was already joined by someone else. So I guess deleting the account and recreating it and trying to rejoin it won't work??? Give me a break this is horse pucky.

There has to be a way to modify the account in Adsi edit or something and get this things to join.
the only thing you need to do to wipe out a machine account is to "reset" in ADUC, which pratically kick an account out of domain.
Is this the only machine has problem? Did you try it from GUI puting this PC into workgroup and add back? How about hook up a different workstation to rule out network issues?

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Can't log on locally remember?

Forget it. The netdom crap doesent work whne I need it to.

Ofcourse I can join it if I wanted to. I'm just trying to do things remotely. Shouldn't be that hard. Thanks anyways

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Can't log on locally remember?

Forget it. The netdom crap doesent work whne I need it to.

Ofcourse I can join it if I wanted to. I'm just trying to do things remotely. Shouldn't be that hard. Thanks anyways
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