Broken trust after restoring domain controller?


We had to do a complete restore of one of our domain controllers. This server was not the primary domain controller.

After the restore I am unable to communicate with the server. If I log in from a domain computer I get an error saying "An authentication error has occured. The specified network password is not correct. Remote computer: COMPANY-DC2".

If I log in using the ip address instead of server name from a computer outside the domain I am able to log in. Once I am logged in I am able to reach network shares on the primary domain controller.

From the primary domain controller I am unable to reach the restored domain controller using the fqdn. When using the IP address I can access the network shares.

If I log in to the primary domain controller and open "Active directory users and computers", right click on the very top item (Active Directory Users and Computers [COMPANY-DC1]) and select "Change domain controller" I am presented with a list of my domain controllers. All the servers are listed as "Online", but if I try to select "COMPANY-DC2" I get an error saying "The following comain controller could not be contacted. A local error has occured".

I think the trust relationship between the restored domain controller and the primary domain controller has broken.

Any tips on how to resolve this is greatly appreciated :)

The servers are running Windows Server 2012 R2.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

cegelandAuthor Commented:

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Active Directory

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.