Directory Services Cannot Start - 0xc0002e1 Active Directory Corruption - No Backup
Posted on 2008-10-28
I have a client with the "worst" of AD Nightmares...The dreaded 0xc00002e1 LSASS.exe Security Accounts Manager Error. Client's UPS Failed to Shut down due to Hung Database Service and now cannot start AD.
Things I've tried
- Directory Services Restore Mode Checking Integrity, Attempted to Perform Restore/Recoverys with NTDSUtil & ESENUTIL ete... (Standard Microsoft Knowledgebase Articles - 258062)
- Extended Ideas/Command Switches about Restoration available on this site (more suited to Windows 2000 Server ete)
Just to confirm, Client is running SBS Server 2003 Standard, No other Servers in the Active Directory Forest, No Backups (Offsite Backup was not backing up Windows Folder... or System State... Don't Ask)
Currently I've sent emails to Office Recovery (For their AD Recovery Software) and Quest for their AD Recovery Solutions. I have a copy of the AD Files from the NTDS Folder ready to use if anyone had these "Software Packages" and wanted to try and restore for me.....