Windows NT 4 Server PDC Crash
Posted on 2005-04-08
This is bad, disaster struck today, i rebooted my NT4 PDC server today and got the dreaded blue screen of death, it turned out that one of the updates from windows update replaced a multi processor ntoskrnl file with a single processor file. With this the server would not boot, so i contacted microsoft who pointed me in the direction of a fix, after several hours trying to get this fix to work i gave up, all the users on the network were crying looking to use there pcs. So i no option but to install a completely fresh version of NT4 Server and configure it as a PDC in the hope that i could restore the winnt folder i have on a tape.
I use arcserver to backup my c drive and i have a copy of the orginal c:\drive on the tape, thing is am i going down the right track here, becasue i really dont want to have to reenter all my users accounts again and reset up all the permissions on the network shares.
I have a BDC on site but when i goto Server Manager on it to see if i can promote it says cannot find domain.
What am i to do, should i just start keying in all the users accounts again or is there a directory on the tape that i can restore which will save me having to do this, also i dont want to restore the whole tape because i think it will restore the orginal windows update as well therefore crashing the server all over again.
Really sorry bout this long one.