I am currently attempting to look after a server for a transport company, when i went in it was mess so decided the best way to sort it out was to backup the data and reinstall, everything went perfectly, the server started without an error (an achievement in itself...) however ive ran windows update remotely did all the security upgrades e.t.c, today they have come in and the server was messing about so they rebooted only to be confronted with total melt down....
In the event viewer, system log im getting
"The DNS Server service hung on starting."
In the dns server logs im getting
"The DNS server timed out attempting an Active Directory service operation on ---. Check Active Directory to see that it is functioning properly. The event data contains the error. "
When i try and open active directory im getting...
"Naming information cannot be located because:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Contact your system administrator to verify that your domain is properly configured and that it is currently online"
The domain should be fine, was setup and working perfectly yesterday....
I then get the Active Directory Users and Computers screen but a red cross on the left had column.