Can I use same users if I recreate domain and create users with same name?


  • Hi,

    My server is attacked my ransomware so I decided to format the system, as i have backup of the files so I want to conform if I can us same accounts after reinstalling the Server OS & domain.

    Thank you

    Friday, July 13, 2018 9:38 AM


  • Hi Annan,

    If you mean you're going to restore your AD backup, your user/group/computer accounts will be the same as before formatting. If you are to rebuild the AD from the scratch you can create accounts with the same names but, of course, their SIDs will be completely different.


    • Edited by MF47 Friday, July 13, 2018 10:43 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by Annan malla Friday, July 13, 2018 11:08 AM
    Friday, July 13, 2018 10:42 AM