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Re-establishing the trust relationship

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We had a server crash and had to re-install SBS 2K3 R2 using the exact same computer name and domain name. We have 14 workstations that are all producing the error "The computer 'COMPUTERNAME' tried to connect the the server \\SERVERNAME using the trust relationship established by the DOMAINNAME domain. However, the computer lost the correct security identifier (SID) when the domain was reconfigured. Reestablish the trust relationship". I know I can join each workstation to a workgroup and then re-join them to the domain but is there any easier way? Last time I did that I had to backup and restore each user's settings, network places and mapped drives. I also had some issues with some of the software they were running. Are there any settings that I can change manually?
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by:Adam Graham
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Although you have used the same names the security identifiers are a completely new network, therefore clients that were previously added will be looking for the previous networks SID's.

Unless someone can tell you differently you will need to re-join the computers to the new domain. In terms of users settings/mapped drives/network locations these should be being pushed out by the SBS logon script and the folder redirection set at the server. If those things are properly configured you shouldn't need worry about manually doing it.

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by:waynewilliams
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You can use a program like profwiz to retain the current user profile settings:

http://www.forensit.com/Profwiz/index.htm

But yes, you will definitely need to rejoin them.
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The user profiles are not configured properly on the server because it is a brand new install. They are stored locally on each workstation and I know how to copy them over to a new user profile. I was just hoping that there was an easier way to establish the trust and keep the current profile. Some of the computers have music and video files which take a really long time to copy over. Not to mention that even though all of the desktop icons come back they are rarely in the same place and that bothers some users. Any other ideas?
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Profwiz doesnt copy over the data. It will enable you to use the old profile on the new domain.
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That would speed things up. Thanks. I will give it a try.
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Profwix ended up causing me more problems. I linked the old user account to the new one and then could not log into the domain. The logon window just kept popping up and would not go away. I had to re-create the user account again and then manually copy over the settings. I appreciate the help but I ended up resolving this one on my own
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by:Adam Graham
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is that not doing what I said you would have to do?
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