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Recreate Deleted Computer Object

Hi - this one is a bit urgent

Yesterday we did some cleanup in Active Directory.  The current computer naming sytem is LASTNAMEXX - where XX is a number. Not a system that I like. Yesterday a computer called POOKT03 got deleted as there was also one called POOKT04. Problem is another person is using a computer called PPOKT03 that hasn't been renamed. It's a complete mess.

She can't login to the domain because the computer account has been deleted. She's offsite and I can't connect remotely to her PC.

She reports that she can't login using the local admin credentials which makes things that much harder.

So is there anything I can do in AD to get things working again? or do you have any other helpful suggestions?

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Ryan_R
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Ryan_R
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ryansotoCommented:
If she unplugs the network cable she if she can then log on locally using the admin credentials.
Also you should be able to recreate the computer account in AD and see if that helps.
If the user is able to log in locally using an admin account her join a work group then rejoin the domain.
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discgmanCommented:
Recreate the computer account that was deleted in AD and it might connect again to the offsite user. If it doesnt, that would mean the unique ID for the computer account is not matching up. In that case you will need to connect the offsite computer to the network and readd it to the domain. If you cannot bring it in, check for a vpn solution via dsl line or even dial up.
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Kini pradeepIT Technology Senior ConsultantCommented:
http://www.quest.com/object-restore-for-active-directory/

also there was a sysinternal tool, i dont remember the name of this tool, it was something called ADrestore i believe.
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Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
We managed to login locally and rejoin to the domain - all is good.
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