Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Re-establishing the trust relationship

Posted on 2008-06-26
7
Medium Priority
?
882 Views
Last Modified: 2009-03-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:logicalITsolutions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Adam Graham
ID: 21875760
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.

Adam
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:waynewilliams
ID: 21876109
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:logicalITsolutions
ID: 21877662
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?
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:waynewilliams
ID: 21878220
Profwiz doesnt copy over the data. It will enable you to use the old profile on the new domain.
0
 

Author Comment

by:logicalITsolutions
ID: 21878635
That would speed things up. Thanks. I will give it a try.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
logicalITsolutions earned 0 total points
ID: 21900236
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
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Adam Graham
ID: 21951713
is that not doing what I said you would have to do?
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Because virtualization becomes more and more common, and, with Microsoft Hyper-V included in Windows Server at no additional costs, and, most server hardware nowadays is more than capable of running a physical Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 or 201…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Loops Section Overview

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question