How do I reconnect computers to a domain after they have already been
connected once? The server install is fresh and unaware that the
computers were once part of the domain.
Our new HP ML350 G6 SBS 2008 server became unbootable after some HP
update. It was only a few weeks old and only a few of us tech guys
were connecting to it. We hadn't yet setup any sort of backup for
this new server so we had to reinstall and start from scratch. During
this whole downtime the computers that were connecting to it were
never restarted, the users never logged off, and outlook was never
closed in fear of loosing access to any redirected folders and cached
The users have been recreated on this fresh install. Outlook did not
like reconnecting. It asked us to restart and upon restart our
mailboxes were fresh and empty. We made sure to export to pst before
closing outlook so all is OK there.
Next we want to re-add or re-connect our computers to the server. The
connect program at http://connect
is a possibility but I need to know
what that will do to our current profiles and/or exchange data.
During the connect program it asks if you want to transfer any
settings from existing profiles. But the list of profiles are only
local users and our domain profiles were not there. So if I choose
"none" what will happen? Will it create a fresh profile? Is there a
way I can manually add the computers and bypass the connect program?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!