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Server died, rebuilt it, now need help with domain joined computers...

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#1 elementalwindx


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

I have a 2012 R2 server that died. I rebuilt it from scratch with the same domain name/ip/settings/users.


What is the best method in which to get the client desktops back onto the domain? Is there a way to do it without pushing them back to a workgroup, and rejoining the new domain?


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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:09 PM

If you have a backup of the old server, you can do a server restore, and then use the ntdsutil command to restore your AD computer objects from the backup.


If not, then no, you'll have to manually rejoin them all.

#3 MasterNe0


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:36 PM

You will need to rejoin the server from the workstations.


YOu can use Forensit to move users profiles from domain to domain (https://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html) since rejoining most likely will cause a new profile for each user on their desktops and if users want to keep their current profile and settings, use profile migration tool to do it.

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