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Removed AD , can not login

By Curacao_Dejavu ·
I just removed AD from a server and now I am unable to login to that server.
How can I login back ?
also what can be done to prevent this in the future ?

Leopold

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by voldar In reply to Removed AD , can not logi ...

When you remove AD from a computer, running dcpromo command, at the final stage you are asked to insert a password for the administrator account. You have two ways in your situation:
- either you did not typed any password, so you log on the server with no password
- or you typed the password but you forget it - and you should use a bootdisk to reset the password.
Tell me what your situation is and I'll help you.

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by voldar In reply to

You were asked to enter the password before starting the removal of the AD. But is no problem, check you e-mail :).

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for answer 2: As I remember, when you demote a DC, you are no longer member server or anything like that. You are just a stand-alone server, so you NEED the local administrator password to get in.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Removed AD , can not logi ...

At the end it did not prompt me for a password, just if I would like to reboot now or later (so I chose now).

Leopold

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by curlergirl In reply to Removed AD , can not logi ...

Assuming the server is still a member server of a local domain with other DCs around, you should still be able to log on using the domain administrator account and password. Just be sure you have selected to log on to the domain and not the local server. If it is not a member of a domain, then you must have the local administrator password to log on. I guess the crux of the issue is. . .what user ID and password are you trying to use to get in?

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