active directory rebuilding indices (The system is a MS 2003 Small Business Server 15 users)
Posted on 2005-04-19
We had a disk failure reported by the windows array manager. Reported this to Del they asked us to check the disk using the DOS boot screen array manager, this showed no errors with the disk althought the windows based array manager said it had failed!
We rebuilt the array from the DOS screen but this repeatedly failed at 30-40 %. Then it said reboot the machine.
now it has been saying active directory rebuilding indices and wont get into windows. Its been saying this for 1hr now.
DEll; say run the dell diagmostics if this is ok then recreate the array and restore from backup.
I am about to go to site which is 2 hours away so if it has not finished rebuilding can i switch it off?
Is it safe to switch off and reboot whilst it is rebuilding the indices?