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Windows 7 deleted my domain profile

Put computer account in an OU with GPO inheritance disabled has solved this issue for me.That's strange I was using the Beta with our domain's GPO applied without any problem.

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Error 5 message


The following reasons may cause to the error message:

1. Time Synchronization problem.

2. Missing permission to access the remote computer (Share, NTFS, GPO).

3. Firewall and/or third party product may eliminate connection to the remote computer.

4. The computer account isn't disable (Or have expired computer account password)

or doesn't exiting in the domain.

5. Active Directory replication problem may occur.


resolution
1.
  1. Verity correct time zone and clock synchronization:

Windows Time Service Technical Reference

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/f/?en/Library/a0fcd250-e5f7-41b3-b0e8-240f8236e2101033.mspx


2. Verity correct permissions on the remote host.

Tip: A useful that can be used is: (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/gpresults.mspx


3. Open the required ports on the remote computer.


4. Verity that the computer account is active and the computer connect to the domain.

Tip: A useful that can be used is: Netdom.exe Command Line Tool

Netdom.exe

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/460e3705-9e5d-4f9b-a139-44341090cfd41033.mspx?mfr=true


5. Verity correct replication in the Active Directory Replication.


Troubleshooting File Replication Service

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/activedirectory/maintain/opsguide/part1/adogd11.mspx

Jun 12, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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What is system error 5 ?


The following reasons may cause to the error message:

1. Time Synchronization problem.

2. Missing permission to access the remote computer (Share, NTFS, GPO).

3. Firewall and/or third party product may eliminate connection to the remote computer.

4. The computer account isn't disable (Or have expired computer account password)

or doesn’t exiting in the domain.

5. Active Directory replication problem may occur.



  1. Verity correct time zone and clock synchronization:

Windows Time Service Technical Reference

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/f/?en/Library/a0fcd250-e5f7-41b3-b0e8-240f8236e2101033.mspx


2. Verity correct permissions on the remote host.

Tip: A useful that can be used is: (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/gpresults.mspx


3. Open the required ports on the remote computer.


4. Verity that the computer account is active and the computer connect to the domain.

Tip: A useful that can be used is: Netdom.exe Command Line Tool

Netdom.exe

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/460e3705-9e5d-4f9b-a139-44341090cfd41033.mspx?mfr=true


5. Verity correct replication in the Active Directory Replication.


Troubleshooting File Replication Service

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/activedirectory/maintain/opsguide/part1/adogd11.mspx

Feb 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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what is ou?


OU stands for Organizational Unit and is a part of Windows Server Active Directory. When you add an Organizational Unit to Active Directory, this allows you to create a category for computers, or for users, or both. For example, in a high school, I may create an OU for Students and have all my student accounts within this OU, and an OU for Staff, and have all my staff accounts in this OU. Now I can apply GPO's, or Group Policy Objects, to this Organizational Unit, such as Interface controls if I want to lock down student interfaces for example. You can also configure OU's with computers in them. So for example, I may join a set of teacher computers to the Staff Computers OU within Active Directory after these machines have been joined to the domain, and then apply a Policy on that OU that says that ONLY staff accounts may log into these computers to prevent students from logging onto a staff machine.

OU's are extremely handy because you cannot apply policy objects to just a single user or computer. OU's also help keep your Active Directory structure nice and clean.

Hope this helps!

Mar 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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windows cannot connect domain either domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable or because your computer was not found


The resolution and workaround to solve the error is as below.
  1. Login to the Windows 2003 domain controller, and delete the computer account object from the Active Directory by using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) which you can always access from “Manage Your Server”.
  2. Log-in to the PC workstation as local administrator. If you cannot logon as local administrator, try to unplug the network cable and logon to the computer by using a domain administrator user that used to logon on the PC before, by using cached logon credentials feature.
  3. Go to Control Panel, then click on System icon, then go to Computer Name tab.
  4. Unjoin the computer from the domain by clicking on “Change”. You should see that Domain button is now selected. Remember your domain name in the text box. Select (Click) on “Workgroup” to remove the computer from the domain, and put any workgroup name in the text box (e.g. workgroup).
  5. Click OK to exit.
  6. Restart the computer (optional)
  7. Go back to the Control Panel, launch System properties and then go to Computer Name tab, and click on “Change”.
  8. Rejoin the domain by uncheck the Workgroup button and select (check) Domain button, and put in the domain name noted above into the text box.
  9. Click OK to exit.
  10. Reboot the PC.
This should solve the unable to logon to domain error, without changing or losing the user profiles on AD.

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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