I just set up a new win2003 R2 server and performed dcpromo. This will be a new dc in an existing domain.
The dcpromo went fine but upon reboot the server hangs at 'Preparing network connections'.
I had installed dns but did not configure it.
I have the network properties pointing to my existing primary dns.
From looking across the web this seems to be a dns issue.
Unfortunately, safe mode does not give me access to address network or dns configurations.
I am also getting this error in the event logs: "the dns server has encountered a critical error from the active directory. check that the active directory is functioning properly. the extended error debug information which may be empty is . the event data contains the error."
I have the option for 'last known good configuration' upon booting, but I am afraid that rolling back dcpromo may cause more problems than trying to resolve this from a dns standpoint.
Any assistance with getting by the logon hang and addressing this issue would be greatly appreciated.