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Event ID: 5516 Source: Netlogon Windows 2008 R2 VMWare machine built from template

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Hello EE,

I have a VMware machine running windows 2008 R2 that was built from a template.  Now that I'm troubleshooting the odd issues I discovered the following error in event viewer:

The computer or domain BQ trusts domain eu.com.  (This may be an indirect trust.)  However, BQ and eu.com have the same machine security identifier (SID).  NT should be re-installed on either BQ4 or eu.com.

The problem is my BQ server is running some applications and I'd hate to have to wipe and reload it from scratch.  Is there a way to resolve this without losing all the data on it already?
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Just execute Sysprep, and select Generalize.

This will generate a new sid for the machine.
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@Andrew Hancock - will it affect any of the data or apps on my server?  (wipe anything)?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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No it will not wipe any data.

It will reset the Machine SID.

So you will want to

1. Full Backup before you start.
2.Check applications after you have run Sysprep.
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do I need to take it off the domain first?
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No reason to remove from Domain, Sysprep will do that for you.
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ok thanks
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perfect thanks
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