I have around 100+ users in a windows 2008 active directory. There is only one active directory controller / server in the network. If the server hard drive crashed, and if I rebuild the active directory with the same name, the already authenticated users, computers are unable to login.
If I remove the computer from the domain and join back, the users will be able to login from that newly removed and joined computer.
How do I make sure that users will be able to login from their computer without rejoining the computers to the newly rebuilt domain. A new password for the users is fine, but rejoining all the nodes is a pain. All the settings, the domain names, the ip addresses etc - everything is same.
I know i'm missing something, but could not find more information on this in the net. Any help / advise is much appreciated. Thank you.