I receive "Unable to load the specified offline registry hive" when rejoining the domain
The pc will already be a long time member of the domain and when the user trys to log in they get a "the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed"
This has occured randomly on different machines in my small domain(less than 50 pc's).
When I try the first fix, gpedit:
2) Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>User Rights Assignments
3) Double click on Back up files and directories and add the Administrators.
4) Double click on Restore files and directories and add the Administrators.
I always see two accounts with long security descriptors indicating the pc does not recognize them any longer in the Backup Files and Restore Files settings.
I have two domain controllers, once 2016 and other 2012.
Domain @ Forest functional level 2012 both servers.
I did(about 6 months ago) remove the old PDC, a 2012 machine and I elevated after the removal the Domain/Forest functional level to 2012.
I checked both servers for RID/PDC/Infrastructure settings and they are all set to correct server.
To fix this issue I have to either fix two errors in the local pc that cannot join the domains gpedit or if that fails I have to recreate/reload the local pc security database.
Does anyone know why this is occuring?