Services will not start
Posted on 2003-02-19
I am having some trouble with my Windows 2000 Server. Being a somewhat nube to Windows, I think I disabled some vital services related to Active Directory. Now, I can only login with cached authentication (from a patch dump I've done, Windows is now trying to request authentication from another server because it doesn't realize it's the server), but the problem is that I can't start the services I need to make Active Directory work again.
As a matter of fact, no services will start. They all timeout with an error of "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion" (may have some deviation from the actual error message).
Also, though it may not be related, every 5 minutes or so, I get an message in the error log that says "Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return valud (1908)." I've read the Microsoft website and it says something about DNS servers being invalid. Well, it seems that I can't access my network connections because it either freezes or doesn't open at all.
This is all horribly frustrating, and any help would be greatly appreciated.