Help Need Expert Advice for missing Local Admin 2003 Server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by JH, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. JH

    JH Guest

    I have come across a situation where the only Administrators on one of my
    domain controllers is the Domain Administrators. Some deleted in the past the
    local Admin account. My question is what is the best advice to rectify this
    w/o backup? This happens to be at a remote site acting as a DC but is the
    least important DC out of three. I know I could reinstall 2003 on the
    partition, but is this the only route to go? Should I demote it as a DC do
    the install and promote it again? We are a child domain within a forest.
    Thanks in Adv,
    JH, Oct 19, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    Can you please clarify what the problem you are encountering is? A Domain
    Controller does not have a local administrator account or a local
    Administrators group. The only Administrators of a Domain Controller
    should be Domain Administrators / Enterprise Administrators.

    Hope this helps,

    Brian Delaney
    Microsoft Canada
    Brian Delaney [MSFT], Oct 23, 2006
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  3. JH

    JH Guest

    You answered it. I didn't realize that a server would lose it's local admin
    acct once it's been promoted to a DC

    JH, Oct 23, 2006
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