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Hi all

I have 2 Win2k8 Servers running on an ESXi host.

I accidentally ripped the power cord out, and plugged it back in.

Upon checking VM status I find everything looks normal. I can remote access to them, ping etc.

But when I try to log onto them as domain admin, it keeps saying wrong uername or password.

I have tried to reboot them, etc...no difference. 101% user and pass are right.

I can log in a local admin and eveyrthng looks to be ok there. Nothing unusual. I can ping the DC, DNS. etc.

Help!
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I cant logon as any domain user....
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Is the DC a vm on the same box? Can you log into the DC as admin?
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If DC is a vm on same box I would suspect AD corruption - do you have a backup and do you know AD restore mode password?
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DC is a VM on another ESXi host and seems fine.

There is even another DC, a SBS 2003 server (physical) - I am mid way through a migration.
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SBS box still holds the FSMO roles and is a DC. Virtual DC did not power off or anything.
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What are the event log messages? Something like:

Event Type: Error
 Event Source: NETLOGON
 Event Category: None
 Event ID: 5719
 Date: 10/17/2008
 Time: 9:04:31 AM
 User: N/A
 Computer: MACHINE01
 Description:
 No Domain Controller is available for domain <domain> due to the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. .
Make sure that the computer is connected to the network and try again. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.
 
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Look for time being out of sync between your vms and the DCs - that can cause login problems
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I took them off the domain and now I cant rejoin either...

The time was 4 mins off. I corrected this.

When i try to rejoin the domain it says:

The following error occured attemping to join the domain "mydomain.local"

Logon Failure: Unknown username or bad password
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Fixed.

I reset the admin password, but used the same password.

Instantly worled.

But WHY??
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This does not specifically mean it's a VMware issue.

What is the status of networking on the servers?

can you ping, resove DNS names?

Is networking connected?
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