I have just installed a new server running Essentials Server 2012 R2 for a client. I have joined the domain and connected DNS, DHCP, AD...
The problem is trying to get the existing computers into the new server. The AD objects are all there but if I try to run the http://
<server-name>/Connect, I get an error message:
This computer cannot be connected to the server using the user name and password credentials provided. This may be because an existing computer account have the name "<computername>" was previously created using a different set of credentials.
I have tried to reset the computer account in AD but that did not help. It would appear that a computer already part of the domain cannot rejoin the domain, as you would expect. HOWEVER, the main problem I have is that all the folder redirected files are all pointing to the old server and need to be moved to the new one. How would I get this sorted out?
I guess I could dis-join the domain and re-join, but I don't know what will happen to all the users documents? It might just create a new account with the same name and I would have to manually have to move all the files, for all the users on the network, about 15 computers.
I would have thought that there was a better solution.