I have a number of NT 4 servers (a PDC and the rest BDCs) with SP3 running with 64kb WAN inter-connections . The c:drive is FAT while the user areas are NTFS so I may be able to move files around (SAMs etc) and then reboot the machine if required. Some of the servers have up to date ERDs however I was wondering if anyone had a generic fix - and knowledge as to why the following occurs.
We have had 3 of the servers come up with the message netlogon service not started. On these servers you can't even get a logon prompt on the server since you get a message that the netlogon service has not started.
They appear to have been replicating properly with the PDC but then just bow out. You can't connect to them remotely - shares are inaccessible. The only fix seems to be rebuilding the server. One that had a recent ERD was able
to be brought back on line - we could logon and then the SAM came across from the PDC however is there a way of getting others back on line if the ERD is old or unavailable.