?
Solved

joining a pc to a new domain

Posted on 2011-02-10
6
Medium Priority
?
332 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello, we are moving a client to a completely new domain. The new domain is running on new servers. The domain/active directory is completely empty as well - although we did create new user accounts/mailboxes in the new domain. Today, when I attempted to move one of their PCs to the new domain by changing the domain from the old old domain to the new, it seemed to join the new domain ok but once I reboot and try to login as one of the users on the new domain, i get the following error:

"The trust relationship between the workstation and the primary domain failed.".

What coudl the problem be? I already ran a dcdiag on the domain and it passed everything.

The PC has also already been directed to the new DNS server which is one of the new domain controllers. Please advise. The PC is XP and the DC's are Windows 2003 and 2008.
0
Comment
Question by:StarfishTech
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
dattatraykadam earned 2000 total points
ID: 34867166
Logon as an administrator on the local computer, remove the computer from the domain.

Restart and rejoin it to the domain. It should work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:StarfishTech
ID: 34867185
OK, so just join the PC to a workgroup, reboot and join to the new domain?
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:MidnightOne
ID: 34867186
Typically, that error between a workstation and the domain means you're in for a bit of work.
On the workstation:
Reset the local admin password so you're cure of what it is
Change the workstation from the domain to a workgroup
Reboot
Log on with the local admin password
Check the DCs to ensure the computer account has been removed; if it hasn't, delete it and wait for replication
Check workstation IP settings to ensure it's pointing to the new domain
Rejoin workstation to domain
Reboot

See if that gets this one through.

0
Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dattatraykadam
ID: 34867203
@Starfish Tech: Yes. Thats it.  Just join the PC to a workgroup, reboot and join to the new domain.
0
 

Author Comment

by:StarfishTech
ID: 34867580
That worked great. I have to do the same thing to a domain controller on the old domain. I want to demote it, and then join it to the new domain but NOT promote it to a dc of the new domain.Does the same principle apply? Do I need to demote the DC, join it to a workgroup and then join it to the new domain?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dattatraykadam
ID: 34867706
If that old DC won't act as a DC in the new domain then you will have to demote the DC, join it to a workgroup and then join it to the new domain.


Regards,
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dattatray Kadam

Please remember to Mark as Answer to a comment that helped you.
It will help other users facing similar issues to resolve their issue as well.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me …
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Suggested Courses

718 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