Sunday, August 2, 2015

The domain join cannot be completed because the SID of the domain you attempted to join was identical to the SID of this machine

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Computer Name/Domain Changes
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The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "dbaglobe.com":

The domain join cannot be completed because the SID of the domain you attempted to join was identical to the SID of this machine. This is a symptom of an improperly cloned operating system install.  You should run sysprep on this machine in order to generate a new machine SID. Please see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=168895 for more information.
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OK  
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How to fix:


c:\Windows>cd c:\windows\system32\sysprep

c:\Windows\System32\Sysprep>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 4EBE-B271

Directory of c:\Windows\System32\Sysprep

03/21/2014  12:18 PM    <DIR>          .
03/21/2014  12:18 PM    <DIR>          ..
08/01/2015  06:47 PM    <DIR>          ActionFiles
03/21/2014  11:09 AM    <DIR>          en-US
08/01/2015  05:33 PM    <DIR>          Panther
03/21/2014  11:49 AM           432,640 sysprep.exe
08/22/2013  04:02 AM           991,744 unbcl.dll
               2 File(s)      1,424,384 bytes
               5 Dir(s)  40,658,804,736 bytes free


c:\Windows\System32\Sysprep>Sysprep /generalize /shutdown /oobe

 

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After sysprep generalization, it works per normal:

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Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824938.aspx