I want to reinstall my 2008 R2 server from scratch, due to multiple Active Dir issues. I have only 1 server running AD and a spare machine to use if necessary.
Is there a way to save just the user accounts and the domain SID, so that I can start with a clean server that uses the same name as before?
I can reassign file security, but I do not want to have to rejoin all the users to a new domain. Also all users are mapped to folders on the server.
What I hope to do is a clean install of the server without having to mess with the users machines.
can someone please tell me the procedure to accomplish this?
any help appreciated!
Thanks guys, but I could be here all day telling you every error I am getting. can we please keep this to the question of how to do a reinstall and keep the same SID?
I just want to start over without having to rejoin all the clients to a new domain.
Is there such a tool that can backup the Server SID and the AD domain name so that I could restore them, without restoring any other data?
I might not be using the correct terminology here, but hopefully you understand what I am asking. Thanks