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Re-joining Servers to a domain

By Patrick Horn ·
I was re-joining a server to a domain today to take care of some name resolution problems, and was asked by my boss "by doing that, what exactally does that do and why do things start working again?" So my question is what does re-joining a server to a domain actually do? What is going on and why does it work again?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Re-joining Servers to a d ...

It re-creates the computer account in the domain. It works when the computer account begins to corrupt

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by Winterfrost In reply to Re-joining Servers to a d ...

I'm not sure how re-joining a server could help with name resolution problems. The two shouldn't have anything to do with each other... Perhaps it would help if you explained the problems that led you to re-join the server to the domain in the first place.

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by atharaaa In reply to Re-joining Servers to a d ...

By rejoining the server to the domain the computer account is recreated. Coming to why it starts working again, it could be cause whenever a Machine is restarted, it registers itself with the DNS server and hence this way your problem might have been resolved.

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