Login to server without domain controller available

Here is my question..

The person that use to run these servers at this company had a test VM network setup that was on a different subnet from the production servers. This allowed a software company to make database and programming changes without affecting the production servers.

I need to clone one of the production servers for the test environment. This server that I am cloning had been cloned before for the test environment, so I am basically just getting rid of that one and putting in a newer version in the test environment. The clone and everything goes well, but after the server is cloned and put on the test network, I cannot login to the domain account due to the domain controller being unavailable.

I could login to the older server that was on the test network no problem, but for some reason I can't on the newer one I just put in. I've copied the same IP settings and everything but have hit a bit of a wall on this.

I know I can logon locally to the server, but I would rather have the same logins as the previous server.

Is there somethign I am missing here?

The user accounts that I am trying to login to on this server had already been logged into while it was on the domain, so I figured I would be able to login once it was moved to the test environment, but I can't.

Any ideas?
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themightydudeAsked:
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lalocehCommented:
Is your DNS configuration working correctly? If you run a nslookup test the correct DNS server must resolve the domain name and IP address if you query it
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
If that server is not a domain controler, then go ahead and log in locally, once logged on re-add it to the domain if there is, if not then add it to some workgroup.
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Chev_PCNCommented:
Is the server now on a different subnet?
Can you ping the DC's IP address?
Perhaps the default gateway is different?
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themightydudeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the late reply..I once again was a bit of an idiot.

Didn't think to check the DC server that was put on the test network..just had to reboot that server and all is well.

Thanks guys.
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