Unrecoverable secedit.sdb corruption

Hi all,

Whilst configuring settings using Security and Configuration Analysis tool, secedit.sdb has become corrupted. This seems to be a combination of known issues (MS KBAs 818464 and 279125).

I am now unable to view or configure any of Security Settings\Local Policies or Security Settings\Account Policies or use the Security and Configuration Analysis tool.

I have tried repairing (MS KBA 818464) and recreating secedit.sdb (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20832335.html) but neither work. When I try to recreate secedit.sdb I get "An extended error has occured" "Import Failed" and both "Analyze Computer" and "Configure Computer" remain greyed out. It doesn't matter where on the filesystem I attempt to do this. It fails every time.

1. Is there any way to find out what is causing the problem?

2. Will a reinstall/repair fix it?

3. Is there any other way to configure security settings? In particular the settings for "Deny access to this computer from the network (SeDenyNetworkLogonRight)"?

4. Are any of the security policies even in effect if this database is corrupted?


Regards,

Sean.
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sspaldinAuthor Commented:
Anyone interested in responding to this? I'm about to attempt a repair/reinstall.

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sspaldinAuthor Commented:
Booting from the install CD and doing a repair has worked.

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