Windows 2003 Directory Service restores error
Posted on 2008-06-16
We have a problem with Windows 2003 SP2 Domain Controller. On booting, it gave the following error message:
"lsass.exe-system error: Security Accounts Manager initialization failed" error message and event ID 1168 is logged when you restart a Windows Server 2003 domain controller.
We boot the system to Active Directory restore mode but we cannot logon to the system so the only option left is to restore from Backup using Symantec Backup Exec.
We did a full restore including the system state; but on reboot the system came up with the same error message
"lsass.exe-system error: Security Accounts Manager initialization failed"