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Our WIN 2003 server is down and has been sent for repairs and only one user can no more log onto the domain while others still can work. The built-in administrator and domain administrator can still logon however

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    proxio0071 Apr 16, 2009

    In fact, there are no backup servers since we are just a small office with the server having a role of just hosting files that we can use commonly.

    The other users are logging on normally as domain users

    I have create a local login for user( we'll call her X) and she has successfully logged on with the new credentials.
    The problem is that she needs access to her Outlook for her mails and also to her original Desktop.

    I have tried to access the old User files through C:Documents and SettingsX but access is denied on this folder.( user X was additionally member of the local administrators group)

    The server is going to take some time to come back
    and she really needs access to her files( s*cker superiors)

    Please help
    Thanks

  • proxio0071
    proxio0071 Apr 17, 2009

    I have already done this. Now what I need to do is find the OST or PST file for her to get access to her old mails.



    Thanks any ways

    I have tried soo many forums but seems impossible to reset the password without the server>

    However I have a linux-based live CD that I regularly use to crack accounts for users that have left and access to their account is needed.

    I was reluctant to try this for this one user fearing loss of data and also I was not sure which user's account would be reset, whether DOMAIN\user_X or DOMAIN-PC01\user_X since both accounts exist on PC01





    Thanks to you all for the help



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    How many domain controllers in the forest? Which domain controller held the FSMO roles?

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Have you got a replacement server or member servers that are doing the other roles whilst the other server is sent off for repairs ?

Are the users logging in locally into the computers or what exactly ?

If the first then create another account in AD for the user to temporarily use ( you can use robocopy utility with the robocopy gui )

robocopy gui here

windows resource kit which includes robocopy here

Then you can copy there data from there existing home area to there new home area ( which will duplicate it for a while ) so that they still have access to there data.

If its a local account they are using then obviously just create another account on the computer they use

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    Shane Russell Apr 17, 2009

    If you right click on the folder that used to be her old profile and go to properties --> security tab and add her new username / account in there and also give her full control on that folder and make her the new owner of the folder that should allow her to access the data



    you can easily create a shortcut on her new desktop to her old data that she can copy across and as for her old desktop you can do the same.



    also make her a local admin on her new account and that should help just as a temporary work around.



    Dont delete her old profile and make sure to create a backup copy of her data just in case so that way you have a copy before you go back to the old server once the old server is repaired.

  • Shane Russell
    Shane Russell Apr 17, 2009

    the pst files / ost files will be in there old local profile and you will have to dig around the old profile making sure hidden files is disabled so you can see everything as it is possibly under local settings or somewhere around there



    C:\Documents and Settings\user_id\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    something along the lines of that

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You need to disable your guest account if you havnt already done so.
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