Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:24 PM
I have been running Windows Server 2008 (not R2), and wanted to rename the computer from SERVER01 to SERVER02. A friend told me to do it by right-clicking my computer, clicking properties, clicking change settings, clicking change, renaming it, then rebooting. I now realize that this is not the best/correct way to do this, but it is too late. I am now unable to log in using any accounts, including the Administrator account; I keep getting "the username or password is incorrect". This was the only computer/domain controller I had (I am using it to study for MCTS exam), so there was no replication of active directory objects anywhere else. Please let me know how I can be able to log on again, or at least transfer all of these objects to a different domain controller/computer. I exported all objects via ldifde (Idifde -f everything.ldf) and also csvde (csvde -f everything.csv) before renaming, but failed to import them onto a new system. I can still access the files on this partition by using Windows 7 from a different partition. I already tried the method involving using the installation cd and the utilman.exe utility, but it did not work. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you very much.