Error joining server 2003 workstation to new 2012 R2 server

I have a site where they have 3 workstations that have been joined to a server 2003 domain. I just configured a 2012 R2 server, and when I try to log into the new domain I get:

"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship".

DNS role is set up and seems to be ok.

Can anyone guide me in joining this PC to the new domain (which has the same name.local) and the same ip? Do I have to disjoin the old and rejoin the new, or is there more involved? I was reticent to do that as I was thinking a new user would be created and I would have to set up Outlook and their desktops again.


Windows 7 Pro
Server 2012 R2
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
the machine is not trusted by the domain, just rejoin the 2k3 server to the domain, restart.
bricar1PresidentAuthor Commented:
The 2k3 server is completely out of the picture. only the 20012 r2 is connected.
Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
so you had a 2k3 domain controller? and is it still running?

you want to migrate your DC roles to 2k12 domain controller?
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Snowbella KilangitCommented:
I had the same problem.

1. Made sure I had the correct local admin password for client
2. Removed client from domain
3. then joined domain again

This worked for me...see if it works for you
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
unjoin these computers from the domain and then rejoin them

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bricar1PresidentAuthor Commented:
I just ended up disjoining the domain and then rejoining.

The problem I always have is that when I do that, a new user and desktop is created for each person, and I have to reconfigure so much personal stuff, like desktops, IE favorites, and especially MS Outlook.

Is there a way to disjoin a domain and rejoin without new users being created?

Thanks to all for your help.
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