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The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.

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I'm running Windows Server 2003 Small Business. I added a new Windows 7 Pro PC with the same name as another Windows 7 Pro. workstation by accident. I now get the following error:  The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship. I changed the name of the new PC to another name and got that logged right in. Now I can't log into the other Windows 7 PC. I can't even log in locally to the PC. if I try to log in as administrator it says my account has been disabled.
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If you unplug the network cable you will be able to log in with a domain account that has logged into that PC before (hopefully your admin account so you can take it back off the domain and re-enable the local admin account).

By unpluging the network cable it wont try and authenticate with the server and use credentials saved on the PC.

Good luck!
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That allowed me to log in locally now. How do I get the trust relationship established again?
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You will need to log on locally, dis join from the domain and re-join. It happens alot with Vista and 7 clients
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For what its worth, you may also want to dis join the other PC, name them differently and re-join that too. Just make sure the old computer accounts have been purged from AD

Hope that helps
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sorry i just re-read your question, if you have already re-named the other PC dont worry about that. Just dis join the PC that is having the problem and re-join to your domain :)
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Surly I get an assisted on that one? :P I got you logged in. :<
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