RODC - No logon servers available

I have just recently installed a RODC in a remote office. Our VPN connection to the main office is not operational and when I try to log into the RODC I get the "no logon servers are available...". I've tried to log onto the server with the local admin but the 'wrong password' error keeps coming up. I know 100% the password is correct. How can I log onto the RODC to administer it while my VPN to the main DC is down?
BrandonProject Manager, IT Systems and Software DesignAsked:
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Go into Safe Mode make sure you are pointing to the RODC server for primary DNS.
When you promoted the machine to a DC (even a RODC) the local Administrator account was replaced by the domain administrator account and the Enterprise Admins group.  All other local accounts have also be either removed or converted to domain accounts.  The local administrator account functionally no longer exists and all other local accounts (and groups) have been either removed or converted to domain accounts.  You'll need to use an account that was a member of the Domain Admins group at the time of the last successful replication and has successfully logged on to the machine in the past to access the machine.  The alternative is wait until the vpn connection is restored.
BrandonProject Manager, IT Systems and Software DesignAuthor Commented:
Aces - this is what I expected as far as the 'wait for the vpn'. I've never experienced the local group accounts getting erased though, this would be a first. My only guess for the reason i cannot log in as any account would be the replication from the main domain was not complete (although it said completed). I'm going to take the server back to the main office today and let it sit on the network for an hour or so and try to disconnect and log on.

I'll update when completed.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Replication could have not fully taken place or you can't contact the domain if you DNS settings are wrong.
BrandonProject Manager, IT Systems and Software DesignAuthor Commented:
I've removed the RODC role.

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