Re-Join an old client computer to a "new" old domain...

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jimbo, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo Guest

    ....confused? I am.

    I just completed a bare metal install of SBS 2003 with all the nice SP1
    stuuf (no ISA). I have had the product since release (before actually) and
    after a long time of mucking around, decided this was a good time to begin
    again with all the stuff learned and all the new updates.

    Great. We are up and running.

    I also took the time to re-install XP with SP2 on a couple of clients,
    joined them to the domain and restored user files. Great. No problems.

    However, I have one old laptop with Windows 2000 on it that I do NOT want to
    re-do. So, how do I get this back ON the domain?

    I should mention that all domain info, users and even computer names are
    exactly the same. What was OURDOMAIN\MyLaptop is still the same. So, this
    laptop *thinks* it is a member of the domain and its name awaits it on SBS.

    So, how do I do this? The old way I have dome in the past when in a hurry
    was to make the client a workgroup member and re-join the domain. But
    sometimes this meant rebuilding the personal settings on the machine.

    This time, I'd like to leave the client computer and the user assigned to it
    completely in tact.

    Thanks!

    JS
     
    Jimbo, Jun 10, 2005
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    Chris Jones Guest

    Rename computer to something different, add workstation name on server ie:
    WKS001, re run connect computer wizard and restore settings.
     
    Chris Jones, Jun 10, 2005
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