Windows Server 2003 AD Directory Services Restore Mode
Posted on 2004-11-15
Attempting to restore W2K3 Domain Controller after failure. Was able to replicate AD prior to failure. Succesfully (to a point) used Automated System Recovery to restore System State.
Server than reboots and errors out on Rebuilding AD Indices (or something close) error is lsass.exe and wants to boot into Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM). Boot into DSRM, when attempting to log on with Administrator and the DSRM password message pops: "cannot locate domain."
This DC is physically located in the US and is a Child of a domain where the parent is in the UK. All servers W2k3.
Bandwith is a T1 between sites.
I have been told by "higher ups" that the distance between the sites does not matter.
Question are: Could the distance between child and parent be an issue?
is there a specific port that uses DSRM? (Since AD was replicating the correct ports are open for that)
Is there any way around this issue short of a rebuild?