Server Access. Seems to be AD Problem

Hi there,

We are haviong problems accessing a Windows 2000 Advenced Server.

We can log in to the server and see or create files on it but we can not change or delete files or folders. When we try we get an "File may be in use" error.

The same happens to the services that login as "system" or username so they don`t even start.

We can access the server and work on it in "Safe Mode".

Any Ideas??

Rafael
rbcompAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
netnounoursCommented:
Check the AD. Is the computer account still in the domain and active ?
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
I´m at the PDC. we have only 12 users...
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
UPDATE: "Safe Mode = AD Repair" option to login and ther I have access to all
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

 
netnounoursCommented:
Anything unusual in the event logs ? like an explanation of the system logon problem.
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
A thousand errors because the services cannot start... WINS, DHCP, DNS... Etc, ETc... Nothing that I can pinpoint to the problemª.
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
..and within the error messages. Why is the service not starting ?
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
Because ti can` write to the  corresponding databases... ie: netlogon.nds file...
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
stupid question : what was the last thing changed or installed ?

shooting in the dark
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
Nothing that I recall or¨know of... Sure nothing this last week
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
Have you made  sure that SYSTEM have all NTFS rights to the disk(s) holding the system and the AD ?

I assume that you have run an antivirus/spyware program.
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
I have run and it was already installed NOD32 Antivirus.

How Do I give Access to SYSTEM  ?
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
Go to C:\, click on properties, Security Tab.

SYSTEM should be in the accounts listed and when you place the cursor on it, all the rights should be checked.
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
Wasn`t there. I did aded...
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
and rebooted...and... ? :-)
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
still the same... Did you notice How long did it take to reboot++
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
The ntfs rights should be inherited. Can you check the security properties of one of the files that the access is denied for SYSTEM. If it is not walk backward to the root of C: to find where the inheritance may be de-activated.

0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
I just put the rights from scratch and have the same problem
0
 
netnounoursCommented:
if they have changed, I wonder what else changed... running out of ideas here
0
 
rbcompAuthor Commented:
I found it... I have disabled all NON essential services and it did start... Now it starts the 1 service !restart routine :(

Thank youªª
0
 
Computer101Commented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.