SBS 2011 was installed on a machine which was struck by lightening a short time after installation. I have 15 client machines that were a part of that domain. I have installed a new server and would like to join the existing clients to the new domain. When the server is online, I can no longer log onto any of the client PC's. I recreated the client accounts on the new server, and then tried joining the domain with no luck. I tried leaving the domain, and joining a workgroup, but I then have to transfer the data to the new process and would be too time consuming on some of the more specialized computers in our office.
I would like to keep current client settings, but join the new domain. I can reinstall the server OS if necessary but I would like to avoid re-installation on all the client machines. The old server is inoperable.