windows log in disaster
Posted on 2011-03-16
hi, i need some help.
at the beginning of the year i took a ghost image of the harddrive in a server because its started to get temperamental. at the beginning of the week, it finally decided to pack up.
i've restored the image to a new hard disk, and the server now boots up, but the workstations cant log in using the accounts in Active Directory. if someone tries to log in, they are prompted with the following message:
"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again. if this message continues, please contact your administrator."
i've tried logging in with several different admin accounts, and all fail, but logging into the server directly is fine.
another thing that strikes me as a bit odd, is that i can use domain credentials to access network resources.
for instance. i can log into the local account on the workstations. and if i type in the ip address of the server in the run command box, im prompted with a log in box. i enter my domain credentials, and i can see and access all the resources ( as far as i can tel ).
has any one got any ideas as to why i cant use the domain credentials to log into the workstations? im getting the impression its something to do with the domain name, but im completely lost?
thanks in advance