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Promoted Member Server to a DC when Running SQL Server 2005

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I had a windows 2003 Member server running SQL Server 2005.  Silly me promoted to a DC.  Even though we have 4 other DC's and only 10 users.  Anyways I think I have broken it and was wondering what the best course of action is.  Do I
a) Uninstall SQL Server 2005 and reinstall?  Or
b) Do I just demote the server to a member server?

Help please.
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Why do you think you have broken it? I am wondering on this. Could you please xplain?
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All of a sudden reports that used to work don't work.  And permissions seem to have changed all over the place.  I just want to fix the situation and was wondering if either of those solutions are advisable.
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Create a user with administrative privileges which has entry in the active directory as well and then try running the reports. uninstalling and reinstalling is not good approach as it would only kill your time.

Take a look at the account that SQL is using to start.  If it is using an actual account name rather than the system service, promoting the server probably blew that local account away.  All you would need to do is change the startup account. May be setting it to a local system account would work. But I would suggest first try with a domain account which has administrative privileges on the server. You can ensure the domain user has administrative privileges by adding the user to the Administrators group.

Hope this helps you. Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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