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SBS 2008 admin users cannot logon to server

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Hello all,

I have a real pig of an SBS 2008 issue.

1) - Domain admin account password has been lost
2) - logging on using any other domain admin account means servers logs you on with temporary profile (logs me on as "SYSTEM" as seen from "Set" command)
3) - from above issue cannot run SBS Console (it errors)
4) - From above issue cannot change any passwords using AD users and computers (says "The System Cannot find the specified file")
5) - Server "C:\Documents and Settings" folder has been deleted!
6) - From registry "Shell Folders" set as "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\"
7) - From registry "User Shell Folders" set as "%USERPROFILE%\<foldernames>"

Need to get domain admin logons working again so can change user passwords and manage server properly.

Q 1) - is this right (default/stamdard) that "C:\Documents and Settings" has been deleted and its using "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\" (I am use to using WIN03 Srv only).

NOTE: I checked and the profile location "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\" is only a few hundred Mbs in size.

Thanks.

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Unfortunately the fix is not an easy one... When I had this problem I had to follow the following guide:

http://www.petri.co.il/reset_domain_admin_password_in_windows_2000_ad.htm
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