Tried to bring my Citrix server from old domain to new domain remotely and now I am locked out

Posted on 2013-10-18
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Last Modified: 2013-10-31
We recently migrated a remote office from an acquired domain over to our domain. I thought it was just about completed. The last server that could still be useful is their Citrix Essentials server. I remoted into the server and changed the domain from the old one to ours. I was promped for a login and password so I used my domain admin account on our domain. It appeared to go find and asked me to reboot. After the reboot I attempted to log in with my domain account on our domain and it appeard I did not have the proper password. I tried the old domain login and password and it appears the login name or password are incorrect also. I log into the DC on the old doman and go to Network Places and search and see the server showing up as server.domain.com, but am not able to get to it or map a drive to it. I have never seen this before. It is all after bringing a Windows 2003 member server from one domain to another. Does anyone have any clues? I am 3 hours away from this server and don't really feel like driving up there this weekend, but will if ai have to...thanks

Oh BTW I brought it over to a windows 2008r2 domain
Question by:Thor2923
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Will Szymkowski earned 1500 total points
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Is the computer account disabled after migrating it to the new Domain? Can you logon locally to this machine to view the logs etc?


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I cannot get logged into it at all. Mapping a drive, connecting through event viewer both prompt me for a name and password I do not have. I had someone locally walk over to the server and it is interesting that the login name on the screen is the same name as the IT vendor that once supported this server. It appears they created a local admin account with their name and somehow bringing the server out of the old domain and into the new one just put it into a workgroup and is prompting for the last local admin password used. I have contacted the IT vendor and they have been forth coming about all passwords that could have been used but none seem to work. I think I have backed myself into a corner. I do have a CD that removes the local admin password if you boot to it, but I am not sure it will work on a server. I have used it successfully to bypass the local admin on windows 7 and XP but never a server. Do you know if there is a boot cd or some way to get around this situation?

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I stil have not found a way to get into the Server, but will have someone go out there with some reset disks to see what can be done

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