Administrator.SERVERNAME folder?

October 6, 2010 at 06:26:52
Specs: Windows Server 2003, X5550/4GB
Hello -- I configured Active Directory and local DNS on my current working server. The users could not get to network application on server so i uninstalled AC and DNS.
In the uninstalling process, it asked for a new administrator password so i typed it in. AC and DNS were uninstalled, but all the users were deleted. I use dcpromo.exe \forceremoval
I panic!!
I created the user again, but my intranet (sharepoint) is not accessible
I have Administrator and Administrator.SERVERNAME(which is the default) folders in Documents and Settings
Now I am stuck. I want only my administrator account so everything comes back to normal (I hopw and wish)
Please Help

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October 6, 2010 at 13:41:02
Unless you backed up the system state before you dcpromo-ed to AD you are back at server install defaults.

what server app were you trying to have users access?
did this app work before you ran dcpromo to AD?
how many users?

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October 7, 2010 at 07:15:05
Hello wanderer -- Thanks for replying. I am trying to get sharepoint application running again and accessible to the users.

Everything was working fine before i decided to be smart.
Setup AD and local DNS, then users started loosing connection so i force removal of AD and DNS
The server asked me to type in a new password for administrator, which i did
However, it was a new administrator profile with path to a new folder, administrator.SERVERNAME
My usual desktop was not there anymore and access to http://servername\default.aspx was unavailable
So i decided to re-install sharepoint application and SQL server 2005 express. It didnt fix the problem

I fixed the profile issue by redireting the new administrator.SERVERNAME account to the old administrator folder under Documents and Settings. I got my desktop back again, but sharepoint is not working
Type the address above mentioned. I get a windows to type in username and password-type administrator/password, but i get an runtime error.

There must be a way to re-install sharepoint


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October 7, 2010 at 08:38:01
Might want to review this article expecially concerning the prep of the server for sharepoint

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October 8, 2010 at 09:16:37
Thanks so much, wanderer!!
I have read that article before, but i think i was too desperate to notice the details about preparing the server.
Now i am more comfortable changing settings on sharepoint and in the server
You scared me first when you said i had to re-installed WS03, but it is good for now!
Redirect the current administrator account (administrator.SERVERNAME) to my old administrator folder (C:/Documents and Settings/administrator) so i have my old desktop
Then dealt with preparing server to install sharepoint 2.0
Thanks again

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October 8, 2010 at 09:35:19
Thanks for reporting back. Glad to hear it worked out for you.

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