Accidently removed Client for Microsoft Networks

Ok fellow IT peoples...lets say someone (me) accidently removed the Client for Microsoft Networks option from the Local Area Networks properties on a Windows 2000 advanced server.  The server reboots and AD doesn't work.  What should I do?  I have added the Client for Microsoft Networks option back and rebooted but it still doesn't see Active Directory.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Active Directory Restore mode and a restore.

You do have backups for the system, right?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Sorry, technically, I think it's "Directory Services Restore Mode"

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isitcomputersAuthor Commented:
Of course I don't have backups...that would make sense...
Seriously though, it is just a test system and there is no urgency for it to come back up.  In fact, I wanted to upgrade to 2003 anyways.  I was just wondering if there was a quick solution to restore Active Directory to its pre-mistake condition.
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dr_binksCommented:
can you just boot into safemode, add the service then reboot?
isitcomputersAuthor Commented:
Nope.  You would think it would be that easy, but I think what happened when the Client was removed, the server decided that it was not the DC anymore and stopped all Active Directory activities.
isitcomputersAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help !
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