I'm trying to fix things up at a site where the server has been destroyed by viruses and neglect. Whilst some things were working from a user point of view nothing was administerable - eg I can't add/delete users.
We set up another server and gave it the same domain name. We exported/imported the list of groups and users. We copied the files/databases across.
Before we shut down the "old" server we went around to each desktop PC and moved it to a workgroup - ie removed it from the domain. We then removed the old server from the network, plugged in the new server and went around starting to add the PCs back to the domain.
The Win98 machine we tried seemed to join back on ok.
The Win XP Pro machines joined back to the domain without any problems but when you go to log in they sit there saying "applying your personal settings" and nothing ever happens past that point.
Does anyone know why? Or how we can go about fixing it?
Update - after leaving it for a long time (15mins or so) they eventually logged in and worked.
Tomorrow we have a heap more machines to join to the domain so I'll try the logging suggestion below.