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Virtualized server rejoining domain

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a legacy Windows 2000 SP4 box that needed to be virtualized into a VMware Server guest. I ran VMware converter with no problems, turned off the old host, gave the guest the same IP number as the old host, and brought it up on the network. The actual conversion happened a few months back (and I just copied recent data back to it.)

I was not able to log in to the domain (Windows 2003 ADS) and a search revealed that since the conversion was over 30 days old, I must re-join the domain. I made the guest a workgroup member, rebooted, deleted the orphaned computer account in Users and Computer Manager, and then rejoined the domain without any problem. (This is also a secondary DNS server and transfers are OK.) The computer shows up in Domain User and Computer manager.
Login to the domain is fine now. However, the guest computer does not show up when browsing networks and computer browser is on. Additionally, trying to find shares on the guest does not work. Mapping a drive to guest shares does not work. Mapping drives FROM the guest to other domain shares is fine.

I can ping the name properly.

There are no errors in the event logs indicating there is a problem.

ANY ideas?
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