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Posted on 2011-03-07
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Hi All,

I have Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server in production that I'd like to exit the NLB cluster and then rejoin again due to some unknown error (forgot to sysprepped after VMware clone)

Is there any caveats by doing so ? eg. deleting the account from domain and then rejoining back again to the domain ?

I'm afraid of breaking the existing user environment (eg. user account document and settings) as well as the unable to registering it back to the domain even after the VM backup restore ?

any idea please share it here.

Thanks.
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you shouldn't lose any user profiles on the server.
you can safely leave the NLB cluster and join back later.
you should delete the old server account in AD (or at least reset it)
take care about computer account group membership, including local groups (by example on the session broker). If you sysprep the computer, the SID will change and it will no more be included in security groups.
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So long as you are using domain accounts for your access I would not expect any problems. Rather than just deleting the domain account I would join to a workgroup, sysprep, then rejoin the domain.

One of the primary things sysprep does is generate a new SID for the machine, local account IDs will be affected.

Take a look at http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/3291024.aspx for more info.

Good Luck
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cool, many thanks for the explanation guys, what I'd like to do now is to exit the domain and then rejoin it again.

I hope that the SCP or any other AD attributes that has been written or assigned to the users still working fine after the domain rejoin.
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User AD attributes will not be affected by a computer leaving and/or joining a domain.
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many thanks mate
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