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Had a server go belly up.  Replaced hardware, reinstall Server 2008 R2 with same Domain name as previous.  Add existing PC's to Computers in Domain.  Will there be issues?

TIA Tim
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On the PCs you'll have to leave the current domain & then rejoin the new domain. Even though it's the same domain name you'll still need to join it from each existing computer. Now, if you had more than one domain controller, & this new DC is on the same domain as the old domain the users PC should be fine as long as the DC that went down did not hold any FSMO roles.
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No issues as SSID will be different for all accounts and objects.



it will be more of administral task to find which is moved and which is not..
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Agreed...but if he's using active directory or group policies it will be a nightmare for you. It may take a little longer but I still say on the existing PCs, leave the domain by joining a work group then rejoin the new domain.
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looks like new profiles will be created when logging back in, I was trying to avoid that

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Is the domain name exactly the same? If so, i didn't think it would create a new profile on the workstation......if there's no way around the profiles, you can copy the old profile desktop, my docs, etc to the new profile. If it were I, I log all the workstations in & then copy the old profile from the old to the new remotely....START>RUN \\\IPADDRESS\c$
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Profiles will be recreated unless you login with diffeent account first after joining domain and take ownership and permission to new account specifically.

SSID will change..
so better will be just to copy the profiles to the new profile to keep the permissions and other issues away..
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