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By tim.newport ·
The PDC has the incorrect SID for the BDC. Microsoft recommends reloading NT. I do not want to do this. I have removed the BDC from the domain and then added it back. This only works temporarily. Does anyone know of a less painful fix to this problem. The BDC must have been loaded without access to the PDC. Thus creating two different domains having the same name.

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by bohicam1 In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

I don't think you have much choice in the matter. As you have probably found out by now you must have alot of issues with ownwership of files and folders due to this problem. All I can suggest is that you promote your BDC to a PDC and reinstall a new OS on the current PDC. Have it rejoin the domain, then promote it to PDC once that is done.
One thing that might be less aggravation for you...are your main files and such on the BDC or the PDC?
Would it make more sense to reinstall the BDC and have it join the domain again?
Good luck!

Mike

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by tim.newport In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

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by ctpalmer In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

Try using a SID changing utility. I believe there is one with the Resource Kit. If that doesn't work I would reinstall the BDC - that doesn't sound like it would be so bad.

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by DAO251 In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

I believe there is no "legal" way to do it from MS point of view.

There are some third-party tools, for example:
www.u-tools.com
www.sysinternals.com

Search yahoo -- you will find more :-)

HTH,
Dima

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by daniel In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

If you do not want to reinstall the operating system, you can use a utility called U Promote that will demote the BDC to a Standalone Server and then allow you to promote it back to the BDC. During this process, the correct SID will be assigned to the BDC as long the PDC is present on the network.

We just demoted PDCs to BDCs as well as changing their domains using this utility at all our branches, without reinstalling NT. It was surprisingly simple to use, and I believe there is a free trial version at www.algintech.com.

Give it a try!

Dan

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by mintsauce In reply to NT 4.0 Sid

I have been using nortons ghost for the past few months on a project that I am involved in and we use a program called ghost walker which is a sid changer you could try that but other wise you will be stuck with the reinstall of the O/S for your BDCI am afraid.

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