Had to rebuild domain controller... worries about profiles
Posted on 2011-02-11
I have a very small windows network and the domain controller recently crashed and we did not have a backup.
The domain controller was recreated with the same names, networking, etc.
The PC's on the network were never 'removed' from the old domain with the same name. I need to add them to the new domain controller. My question is this...
If I log into the PC as a local admin.. remove from domain and add it back... will the OLD user profile remain in tact? Or will a SID conflict exist creating a new profile? And if it's going to be a problem, what's the best remedy?
The error we are getting is... "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"
We tried manually adding the computer name to Active Directory Users and Computers but no luck. NO computers are showing up in the 'computers' list on the DC. However, all but one PC 'on the domain' are able to login. I assume they're using cached / offline login?
Please assist. I'm no pro at AD.