[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Trying to run DCPROMO and then...TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY WITH STATUS CODE 128

Posted on 2004-10-27
11
Medium Priority
?
399 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I'm running a clean, newly-configured Win2K member server and would like to promote it to DC along side (2) other DC's in the same domain.  This is what's happening...

I run DCPROMO from the Run command and answer the first question ("Additional domain controller...").  The next screen comes up, but immediately gives me this message:

...This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
SHUTDOWN TIME: 00:60
THE SYSTEM PROCESS 'C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.EXE'
TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY WITH STATUS CODE 128.  THE SYSTEM
WILL NOW SHUTDOWN & RESTART.

This occurs every time, no fail.  DNS has been setup properly (as seen in http://www.petri.co.il/create_a_new_dns_server_for_ad.htm).


-Steve
0
Comment
Question by:Elmo_Oxygen
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
11 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 12429453
Try this fix"

6520 » 'The system process C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.EXE terminated unexpectedly with status code 128'?

When you start Windows 2000, you receive:

The system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM.The system process C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.EXE terminated unexpectedly with status code 128. The system will shut down and restart.

This behavior will occur if the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\Shares registry key contains references to non-shared objects.

To fix this problem:

01. Restart your computer.

02. Press F8 when the Please select the operating system to start message is displayed.

03. Select Safe Mode on the Windows Advanced Options menu.

04. If you have multiple operating systems, select the instance of Windows 2000 that has the damaged registry key.

05. Use Regedit.exe to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares.

06. Press Export Registry File on the Registry menu.

07. Type Save_Shares into the File name box and press Save so that you have a backup.

08. For every Value Name in the right-hand pane, make sure that the Path= value is a valid, existing, shared object, either printer or folder. If the Path= value is not valid, delete the Value Name for this REG_MULTI_SZ data type.

09. Exit the Registry Editor.

10. Restart your computer normally.

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBN/tip6500/rh6520.htm

FE
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:appop
ID: 12444410
Steve -


 I would start checking the Basics like,   The Service packs of the other DC's , and the current SP of your machine, also I would check the Ip addresses in the Domain , and that you are using a Unique Ipaddress.  But nontheless I would re-apply the Service pack 4 onto the Dc , as I've seen Corrupt Dll's and executables on the Install Media from time to time..


 Regards

 Appop
0
 

Author Comment

by:Elmo_Oxygen
ID: 12453353
FE & Appop-

I checked for dead shares according to that article, and I did in fact find one.  I had previously installed Exchange 2000, and then uninstalled it upon which it left behind a "MAILxxx.log" share.  I deleted the reg key hoping this would fix it, re-ran SP4, rebooted, but got the same exact error upon running DCPROMO.

I just spent a few hours totally rebuilding this server from scratch.  Latest drivers, security updates, etc.  The only "foreign" app at this point is McAfee.  DNS is configured and then I try DCPROMO which returns the same exact error!

Feel free to check out the debug log (the first attempt at running DCPROMO since server rebuild):
http://home.comcast.net/~sgatzos/EE/dcpromoui.log

0
Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 12453914
And I assume you have patched it fully...  I have found references to this happening on machines not patched with SP3 and SP4...  very strange to see this in a newly built server..!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Elmo_Oxygen
ID: 12973433
I troubleshot w/ Microsoft:

They suggested copying over MSConfig.exe from an XP box, launching it, and using the "disable all" services option.  By doing so, I was able to get much further along the dcpromo process.  Now, we had to narrow down the cultprit.

Long story short, by simply disabling the "DNS Client" service, I was able to successfully promote the server to DC, restart the "DNS Client" service, reboot, and confirm that the new DC replicates properly.  I didn't have time to contiue troublshooting as to why the DNS Client service was to blame, so we left it at that.  That was the only workaround that allowed me to dcpromo successfully.  Interestingly enough, I tried this on a totally different stand alone Win 2K server and had the same exact crash, so it wasn't specific to the first box.

Seems like a DNS issue within my domain, but everything is replicating cleanly and have never had any DNS issues!  Regardless, I can put this behind me now.

This can be CLOSED.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 12974145
:)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Elmo_Oxygen
ID: 14288366
Hello.  I answered the question myself with my 1-6-2005 post and already requested that it be closed.

Thx.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 14465573
PAQed with points refunded (300)

modulo
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Have you ever run into that annoying problem where the computer won't boot?  Wouldn't it be great if you had a tool that would make that disk boot again?  I have found one tool that works more often than not ...
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question