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Using netdom to reset server password

I have a situation where I believe that one of my servers may have lost connection with the domain. The symptoms are as follows
When attempting to log in via RDP using any user account I get an access denied message
Trying to run %logonserver% from the command prompt brings up a password prompt
Trying to run net time /set brings up an access denied error message
Event ID 1030, 1058, 1097 in the event log

I have already ran a netdom verify on the machine and it claims that the secure channel to the domain is good but i dont really know if that is the case.

So what I was thinking of doing was running a netdom reset on the server but the last thing I want to do is to mess it up if that would cause the server to need to be disjoined/rejoined to the domain.
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Joseph Daly
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Joseph Daly
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Mike KlineCommented:
Or move it out of the domain and back in which will also reset the secure channel.  What sort of server is it?

for the 1030/1058

Take a look at these two articles

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887303

http://www.expertsexchange.com/articles/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Diagnosing-and-repairing-Events-1030-and-1058.html
Good EE article by Chief IT

I'd try the dfsutil /purgemupcache first and see if that helps (i've had luck with it on a few boxes in the past)

Thanks

Mike
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meagain35Commented:
NETDOM RESET "should" not cause you any problems as it is simply resetting and assuring the machine is in sync with the domain.

Take a look here as there are some requirements to running depending on the type of server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260575

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Joseph DalyAuthor Commented:
The reason im scared of the moving out of the domain and back in is that this server is our cisco unified messaging server. I would bet that this thing would freak out and take down our voicemail if i tried a remove/readd.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Dijoining from the domain does not always work resetting the secure channel password with netdom does work 100% of the time from my experience. Make sure the server is only pointing to internal DNS servers.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Yeah don't remove it then if it runs messaging.  Still check that link about the 1058 and 1030 errors.
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Joseph DalyAuthor Commented:
Mkline: I did take a look at that article, after reading through some of the suggestions he makes it looks like most of them do not apply to this situation. I have not yet done the dfsutil /purgemupcache command but I will try that.

Alot of the other steps in the document seem to apply to a domain controller which this is not.
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Joseph DalyAuthor Commented:
Just tried the dfsutil command and that did not seem to resolve the issue. I kind of had a feeling that might not work because when using the %Logonserver% environment variable from the command line it pointed to the right server I was just prompted for a username/pass.

That combined with all of the other access issues is making me lean more towards a bad secure channel on this server. I also came across another person with similar issues whos cause was a bad winsock and it was resolved by using netsh winsock reset.
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Joseph DalyAuthor Commented:
So the solution to this is not really a solution at all. We were planning on upgrading to the newest version of this software next month and will be building a whole new server. All of the functions of this server still work so we are going to just decomission this when the time comes.
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