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Removing a computer from a dead SBS server

We had a Windows 2003 SBS server that bit the dust and is no longer accessible. All the PCs on the LAN were "connected" (or whatever the accurate term is) to it.

We have a new Windows SBS Essentials 2011 box. When I try to join the client computers to it using the http://<server name>/connect method, I get this:

"This computer is already connected to another server. Before connecting this computer to the server, you must first remove this computer from the current server."

How do I do this if I can't get into the previous server to remove the client computers?
Windows Server 2008SBSWindows Server 2003

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IanJBlackburn

8/22/2022 - Mon
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David Atkin

If its a Windows XP machine then make sure you download the XP Group Policy Client Side Extensions:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3628

If you don't group policy wont work correctly.
IanJBlackburn

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That did the trick, thanks!
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