SOLVED: The Security Database on the Server Does Not Have a Computer Account for This Workstation Trust Relationship

Problem:  Rebooted domain member Server or Windows 7/8/10 PC and receive error “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship” when trying to logon.

Cause: This is usually caused by having a mixed Active Directory Server environment with 2003 domains & member Server 2008/2012 servers & Windows 7/8/10 PCs on a Server 2003 domain.


  • Unplug the network cables on the Server/PC that is inaccessible..
  • Login on to the Server/PC that is inaccessible with an account that has Administrator privileges.
  • Plug the server network cable back in while logged on.
  • Change the domain name from FQDN (xyz123.local ) to the short name (xyz123).

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