How do I stop "The Active Directory is rebuilding indices. Please wait." when I reboot.
Posted on 2008-06-16
How do I stop Windows 2003 SBS premium from taking 20-30 minutes to boot while being stuck on "The Active Directory is rebuilding indices. Please wait." I had this problem for about a year. I nursed the server along. One dat the problem went away for about 6 months. Now it's back. When I restart the server I get Windows is starting up for a bit too long ( 2-4 minutes versus 10 seconds), then I get The Active Directory is rebuilding indices. Please wait." This lasts 20-30 minutes. I can set my watch by it. Then I get setting up networking, setting up computer setting, and then I get a desktop. Total time about 45 minutes. If I reboot right away it takes 6 minutes (normal time) and all works until next time I reboot. I am prepared to look at the Recovery console and repair the Active Directory, but I do not know how to do this in SBS 2003 Premium R1. Also I find essentially no documentation on this problem in general. Please help