Two Servers Down.

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
I am running two dell poweredge 2850s both running windows server 2003 standard. The first server was the orginal DC that is hosting the DNS. It hangs up for about 2 hours upon every reboot saying "applying computer settings" Once it does boot any attempt to change settings, roles, or services result in the proccess locking up and having to end task. I have removed the APC software completly from my system as i thought that was originally the error. The second server was set up to  be the second/backup DC on the same domain. Everything went through fine on the instal but when i rebooted it it says the domain does not exist and then reboots in a vicious cycle. Any help on this one would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:iscairns
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    by:Michael S
    Does this server run anything like Exchange or SQL on it?  You can try booting into DSRM and disable these services and see if that increases the boot time.

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    Neither machine is running those services right now and neither one will boot in safe mode.
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    What do your event logs saying ?

    Sounds like a device issue..Our your network adapters teamed up ?
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    Try to get at a command prompt. Find the user profile of the user that you are logging into, rename the profile (user to userold), and try to log in. This will recreat the profile and possibly correct your problem. This recently happened to a client at a bank.
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    Sounds like incompatibility in migrating from one domain to another and looking either for upgrade of S/W or O/S or directory.

    Among the reasons to always build from scratch, and that includes active directory.

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