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Reinstallation of Win 2003 Sever and WinXp client profiles

I am reinstalling Win Server 2003 Standard with 50 user clients. I have done this exercise before and found that even although the server is setup identically as before most of the clients have to be rejoined to the domain otherwise they loose connectivity, creating plenty of extra work. Infact I end backing up profiles on the Xp client workstations rejoining the domain and copying back the win xp profile. Is there not an easier way???
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thenoneCommented:
is the windows 2003 a dc?
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evapAuthor Commented:
Yes win 2003 DC
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thenoneCommented:
I would have suggested to bring up another dc even if its a temproary computer for redunancy transfer roles brought down the main server re-installed brought back up and then get rid of the temporary computer.
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evapAuthor Commented:
Does this mean that every time one does an complete server upgrade,a BD controller needs to be installed to transfer the AD
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thenoneCommented:
There is no such thing as a BD anymore but yes I would it is a lot easier.
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thenoneCommented:
Besides I would have two dc's running anyways just for redunancy and wins.
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evapAuthor Commented:
This is South Africa, our clientel cant afford such luxaries
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evapAuthor Commented:
Anyway, thanks for your help
Regards Peter Eva
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thenoneCommented:
I am sorry for the bad news.
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