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April 20, 2005 5:40:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Hi,

I had to change our server hard drive as it was failing and in doing so I
needed to re-install Windows server 2000. We have 6 XP pc running off the
main domain that is run by the win 2K server. After swapping the drives and
starting to run the new install of win server using the same domain name I
started to get some problems.

At first everyone could log on to the network but after an update on the
server, "windows up date" no one could see the domain. The only way I found
was to take the PC off the domain and set them to a workgroup and the re-set
them up to the domain. This has taken hours to do and you can's copy the user
info over as there is a file in one of the folders that changes and if I do
copy the old user folder over windows makes a new one on log-in. So I end up
having to copy file by folder, very slow and a right pain. Also I still can't
get one of the PC's to see the domain at all. I can see the server if I use
\\server but when I try and join the domain it just can't see it.

Where is the file that sets up the domain list and settings, maybe I can
just hand code it in or something? Also is there any way to clear the domains
cash? I guess that's what it was using before the update and then it got
cleared some how.

Can anyone help??

Thanks
Luke
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 1:22:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

> I had to change our server hard drive as it was failing and in doing so I
> needed to re-install Windows server 2000.

If you didn't have a second DC on the domain, this is as expected. The
reason behind having a second DC on any Windows domain is in case one fails
the second will keep the SAM intact while you repair the failed DC. Without
a second DC, reinstalling the failed DC will result in creating a new
domain. Even if you give the new domain the same name as the old domain the
SAM is different. Clients see different SAM as a different domain.

You will have to re set up the domain again.

You might consider adding a second DC to the new domain incase this happens
again, you won't have to re set up the domain, add clients to the new
domain, deal with client profiles, etc..

hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Luke" <Luke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C76F7DCE-E926-478E-9E6D-5DCEF895EC0A@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I had to change our server hard drive as it was failing and in doing so I
> needed to re-install Windows server 2000. We have 6 XP pc running off the
> main domain that is run by the win 2K server. After swapping the drives
> and
> starting to run the new install of win server using the same domain name I
> started to get some problems.
>
> At first everyone could log on to the network but after an update on the
> server, "windows up date" no one could see the domain. The only way I
> found
> was to take the PC off the domain and set them to a workgroup and the
> re-set
> them up to the domain. This has taken hours to do and you can's copy the
> user
> info over as there is a file in one of the folders that changes and if I
> do
> copy the old user folder over windows makes a new one on log-in. So I end
> up
> having to copy file by folder, very slow and a right pain. Also I still
> can't
> get one of the PC's to see the domain at all. I can see the server if I
> use
> \\server but when I try and join the domain it just can't see it.
>
> Where is the file that sets up the domain list and settings, maybe I can
> just hand code it in or something? Also is there any way to clear the
> domains
> cash? I guess that's what it was using before the update and then it got
> cleared some how.
>
> Can anyone help??
>
> Thanks
> Luke
!