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Dear All,

I am facing a problem wtih the Windows 2000 Advance Server..

I am running an Intranet Site on IIS 5.0 + ASP.. which is extremely crucial for us...

This error message is appearing when i boot my system , it is not allowing me to log in.

I get the Login screen , immediately this error msg appears and i get a ok button. when i click this ok button , the system reboots ..............



The error Message is :

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Security Account Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start
Error Status : - 0xc00002e1
Please click OK to Shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Service Restore Mode,check the event log for more detailed information.
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OS - Windows 2000 Advance Server

Service Pack = 3

I am not using any Directory Services... for my intranet site ...

Has anybody encountered this problem....

pls help me in resolving this issue
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Question by:Anandthirtha
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This issue can occur if the path to the NTDS folder that holds the Active Directory database files and log files does not exist or the NTFS permissions on this folder and database files are too restrictive, and Active Directory cannot start.

please check these web pages to solve the problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;258062&Product=win2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;240655&Product=win2000
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBF/Tip2500/rh2599.htm
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/ng/microsoft.public.win2000.security/post299139.asp

and also check your system for the worm sasser !

Rgrds, Sait
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