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Posted on 2007-10-10
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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
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by:netnounours
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Check the AD. Is the computer account still in the domain and active ?
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I´m at the PDC. we have only 12 users...
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UPDATE: "Safe Mode = AD Repair" option to login and ther I have access to all
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Anything unusual in the event logs ? like an explanation of the system logon problem.
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A thousand errors because the services cannot start... WINS, DHCP, DNS... Etc, ETc... Nothing that I can pinpoint to the problemª.
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..and within the error messages. Why is the service not starting ?
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Because ti can` write to the  corresponding databases... ie: netlogon.nds file...
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stupid question : what was the last thing changed or installed ?

shooting in the dark
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Nothing that I recall or¨know of... Sure nothing this last week
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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.
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I have run and it was already installed NOD32 Antivirus.

How Do I give Access to SYSTEM  ?
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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.
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Wasn`t there. I did aded...
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and rebooted...and... ? :-)
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still the same... Did you notice How long did it take to reboot++
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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.

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

Thank youªª
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