My server Died.
Posted on 2003-11-26
For some reason, my server has died.
As near as I can tell, none of the services seem to recognize the server name anymore, and therefore refuse to start.
When I attempt to start DNS, it generates "Error 6. The handle is invalid"
When I attempt to open "Services and Applications" in Computer Management, it generates a " error attempting to communicate with <servername>" error.
The server takes forever to startup, and when it finally does start, DNS DHCP are not running, and there are no longer any icons (at all) listed in "Dialup and network connections". (There used to be 4, one "new connection", 1 dialup entry, and two ethernet, one internal network, and one for satellite connection to the net.)
I tried to bring back the missing icons by removing the ethernet devices linked to them in Device Manager, and rebooting.
End result: Devices are re-installed, but now ipconfig shows an autoconfiguration IP instead of my internal network IP. And I still can't get into "dialup and network connections" to change the IP.
Anyone have any ideas?