I am a novice in terms of setting up domains, and need some help. At the moment, I have a 2003 Server machine set up as a domain controller. I have a few XP clients.
What I have been trying to do is configure a backup server, to replace the primary one if necessary. I used Acronis to make an image of the primary server's hard drive and then imaged the second computer with it. So the computers are configured exactly the same. However, when I try to connect a domain client, the new server doesn't recognize it and I can't log in as a domain user. The two computers are exactly the same... why doesn't this work?
Now I CAN get the XP clients to recognize the domain. I take them off of the domain by switching them to "workgroup" and then reboot... and then rejoin the domain on the new computer. This does work, but it's labor intensive.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help on this.