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 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 servers & Windows 7 PCs on a Server 2003 domain.


  1. Unplug the network cables on the Server/PC that is inaccessible..
  2. Login on to the Server/PC that is inaccessible with an account that has Administrator privileges.
  3. Plug the server network cable back in while logged on.
  4. Change the domain name from FQDN (xyz123.local ) to the short name (xyz123).
  5. Reboot the server and log back in as the domain user and all should be fine.


  1. Jason says:

    Thanks Worked for me

  2. Computer Business Consultants says:

    Glad to hear it.

  3. cariengon says:

    Where do you change the domain name?

  4. AdeMuhammadNazali says:

    Cool, its.. worked for me, 🙂

  5. Fede says:

    Still valid, saved my ass today 🙂

  6. abobo says:

    Great ! worked for me. Thanks

    • Computer Business Consultants says:

      Glad it worked!

  7. Tireman IT says:

    Do this fix first before trying anything else. I did do a quick backup, just to be sure. Everything returned as normal.

    • Computer Business Consultants says:

      Happy to hear everything went well on the repair.

  8. Jesper says:

    Thanks, that worked perfectly for me 🙂

  9. Narinder says:

    Thanks a lot…it worked.

    • Computer Business Consultants says:

      Happy to hear the solution worked. Let us know if you ever need any other IT support.

      – Computer Business Support Team

  10. david says:

    Worked for me – thank you!

  11. Lelo says:

    Thanks very much, this was the only solution that worked for me.

  12. Pieter says:

    Thanks, disconnecting the network made it possible to login in the first place! Your solution worked for me.

  13. Thomas says:

    Thank you soooo much. Could repair my Exchange server without problems!

    • Computer Business Consultants says:

      You are very welcome. We are glad we could assist.

    • Computer Business Consultants says:

      Du bist herzlich willkommen. Froh, dass wir konnten helfen.

  14. Mark VanderSys says:

    Great suggestion. Works like a charm. Thanks.

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