One of the main domain controllers harddisk failed so I had to replace it and reinstall Windows Server 2003 all over again from scratch. Luckily, I have another domain controller layer around.
Now the problem is that I could join the domain because of "The specified user already exists". I went to AC Users and Computers on the other domain controller to delete the old computer name but I received "The object SER1 (or some of the objects it contains) cannot be deleted because: Access is denied" note that I logged in with a Enterprise admin privileges. This is really weird.
Did some internet searching and found that I have to delete the old name using ADSI Edit (adsiedit.msc) but to no avail. I still get Access is denied.
Kindly advice. I am really getting frustrated and I need to use the same old name on the server.
Thanks in advance SZ