All Administrative Tool shortcuts do not work after System State restore
Posted on 2004-10-01
I had to restore the system state on one of my Windows 2003 servers. The restore has been perfectly sucessfull, apart from one problem.
As soon as I had restarted the machine after the restore I tried to start "Active Directory Users and Computers" and recieved a message saying " This action is only vaild for products that are currently installed".
On investigation I have found that ALL the Administrative Tools are affected, for any user that logs onto the server. When I look at the properties of any of the shortcuts the target box is empty and grayed out! When I look at the permissions, there is an unknown account mentioned, in every shortcut. If I try to remove the user I receive a message saying that the user cannot be removed as it is inheriting its permissions from it parent!
Has anyone come across this before?? Is this a symptom of restoring the Sytem State or did I do something wrong? I have never seen anything like this before and the MS Knowledge Base sheds no light on this either.
Is there anyway I can correct this problem without manually recreating all the shortcuts??