Active directory


Recentlymy DC  ( windows 2003 standard Edition) has died with a blue screen. It has DHCP,DNS and Active Directory
I managed to repair windows and made it up and runniong. bu after repair i am unabel to use  Active directory users andcomputers and  DNS tab. when ever i click on the tab i get en error message  saying "  MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\dsa.msc.. for both DNS and Active directory user and computers.
Please fguid me how do i fix this


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KCTSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have another domain controller?

if so your best option is to seize the FSMO roles ( and make the other machine a Global catalog, then zap the failed DC, and re-install windows.

Do a metadata cleanup to get rid of the failed DC from AD ( and then add the newly installed machine back into the domain and DCPromo it.

If you do not have another DC then you will have to resort to your backup and rebuild the machine fromm that.
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