FUBAR domain and 20 client PC's (important)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

A company has 2 locations about 3 hours apart connected via a VPN.

In loc A they had a primary domain controller on win2003 r2 and 15 client PC's

In loc B they had a secondary DC on win2003 r2 and 5 clients.

Primary DC's RAID card poops itself and completely fails the raid.

I rebuilt the server. Then forcefully seized the domain and FSMO roles on the secondary. Joined the new primary and tried to get it to replicate when it all went sideways.

so now I'm driving to loc B to get the secondary and bring it next to the loc A server and rebuild the entire domain from scratch.

However I need to automate the client transfer to the new domain.

I need a CMD line tool to remove the PC from a domain and add it to a workgroup, reboot, join the new domain and migrate all their settings and files from the old user account. I searched for a while but can't find anything.

Anyone have any ideas? I don't think NET Computer will work.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What about creating a batch file that will perform many repetitive or time-consuming tasks. Once you write the batch file, you could then run it on each PC to automate every step that you are needing done.
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That's what I was thinking. But does Windows XP have the requisite commands to do so? I'm thinking USMT for the user account stuff, but what about the domain disjoin and rejoin?

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