Windows 7 Trust Relationship between the workstation and primary domain failed

Hello,

We have a workstation on or domain that suddenly stopped working this week.  We have server 2003 SBS running our domain.  When I try to login or rejoin the domain I get the error "the trust relationship between the workstation and primary domain failed"

Ideas?
networkadminAsked:
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Run5kCommented:
The first thing you should check is the time zone and accuracy of the current time.  That can cause problems like this.

Once you are sure that's good, you will probably need to login with a local administrator account, remove the machine from the domain, and temporarily switch it to a workgroup.  Then, delete the computer account from Active Directory in order to be thorough.  Finally, add it back to the domain in the proper OU, and you should be all set.
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BillBondoCommented:
I found out by mistake by pulling the network cable I could log on, then rename and remove from domain. Reconnect the wire and and rename and add back to domain.
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fd4uCommented:
Removing workstation from the domain, and then adding it back in some situations IS NOT acceptable. This way you'll lost all the settings related to the workstation account, e.g. DOMAIN\WORKSTATION$. So if you have any systems that depends on this - you'll get more trouble. In my case it is MS Lync Server 2013. After removing it form, and then adding it back to the domain - I've got useless workstation.
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Run5kCommented:
Fd4u, in my experience it would be exceedingly rare to encounter any type of problems like that.  In all of the years that I have utilized that work-around, I have yet to find myself with a "useless workstation" in the aftermath.
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fd4uCommented:
Probably "useless workstation" is too strong, but just to explain you what I've tried to say:
I've ran into the same problem (trust relationship) with one of my servers after migrating the whole infrastructure. Lync 2013 Front End was installed on it. I've solved "trust relationship" issue as you've proposed, but Lync was never ever able to start some services, so, in my case, I've got just that - useless workstation, and I've had to reinstall the server.
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fd4uCommented:
I think that there's better solution. Login with:
Local admin account
- OR -
Domain account, but using domain credentials cached in the machine. It can be done if you disconnect (unplug) the machine from the domain network. After you logged in connect the machine to the domain network again.

Instead of removing the workstation from the domain just change domain name. If your machine is member of domain MYDOMAIN then change it to be member of mydomain.local, and if it is member of mydomain.local change to MYDOMAIN. It is the same domain, of course, but you'll trick workstation to think that you are changing it. You'll get domain credential prompt, and "welcome to the domain..." message.

Trust relationship is established this way.

Honestly, I'm not sure if this procedure changes machine domain account, but at least it is faster, having just one step (restart) instead of two.
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