Trust relationship failed

  • Thread starter William Babbs-Reilly
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William Babbs-Reilly

We have a mixed-mode support network that runs a Win2K
Server and mostly Win2K workstations that work fine.
However, after a recent server reboot the few WinNT
workstation we have were unable to successfully logon to
the Server.

When attempting a logon the WinNT error is "The system
could not log you on to this domain because the system's
computer account in its primary domain is missing or the
password on that account is incorrect"

When trying to browse the workstation from the server the
error is "The trust relationship between the workstation
and the primary domain failed."

I have tried everything I can think of and can see no help
on the MS Knowledge base that can help me. Help!
 
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Oli Restorick [MVP]

If it's just a few workstations, then the easiest way to recover is to log
in with the local admin account on each workstation, move it into a
workgroup, reboot and then rejoin the domain.

Regards

Oli
 
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William Babbs-Reilly

Cheers for the reply, but I've tried that, and to no
effect!
 
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Scott Harding - MS MVP

Make sure you delete all WINS mappings for these machines after going to a
workgroup.
 
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William Babbs-Reilly

Scott

We're not using WINS resolution.
-----Original Message-----
Make sure you delete all WINS mappings for these machines after going to a
workgroup.

--
Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"William Babbs-Reilly"
 
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Oli Restorick [MVP]

That's weird. Have you tried removing the computer account before readding
it? It shouldn't make a difference.

So your Windows 2000 server is the only DC for that domain, yes? And it's
on the same subnet as the workstation?

Oli
 
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William Babbs-Reilly

Oli,

Yep,

Only one DC, same subnet as workstation.

William
 

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