Somehow I don't like how I titled this but oh well. What happened is I got hit with the IE bug on one of my servers which just happens to be my Domain controller and AD. So unfortunately I was forced to re-format and re-install Server and the AD/DNS role as I had it before. The domain name and other such information is identical to what it was before. I then added my client machines and user accounts to the AD as exact as it was before. However, upon restarting the client machines, it would seem it refreshed the domain and now recognizes this domain as a totally different domain, even though it is the same. When logging in as myself, none of my desktop is the same as it was, nor my files elsewhere. Upon further analysis, I found that the Users folder now has a duplicated folder, instead of "username", it says "username.DOMAIN". How can I get it back to where when I log in as myself and get MY files, and not this blank new one? Is there any way to merge these User folders into one? I'm sure there is more outside of the Users folder that would need to be merged too, but how can I do this?
My thoughts if there isn't a quick fix to this:
Could I search the registry for my
username.DOMAIN and replace all entries with my existing
username folder. Along with searching for
S-1-5-21-423432-43243243-432432432 (the old ID for old account), which I luckily found by looking at some permissions on some network shares, which now instead of my name there, it shows this weird ID, and replace that with the new
S-blah-blah-blah ID in the registry? I sometimes get scared when changing things like this in the registry, but I have services that ran under my old account which are no longer running and I don't see any other ways to change it. Also, similarly, I'm sure there are applications that were installed and work for just that user, I would assume that there is more to it than just copying the files from the other user into mine.