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Windows Server 2003 - Domain Setup - lsass.exe system error

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I install a fresh copy of Windows Server 2003 SBS R2 on a freshly built system and after the instlations I keep going threw the setup that prompts me after the instlation.  I setup what i want the domain to be name.local and the computer name.  I install DHCP and then the wizard installs the items it needs and restarts.  Thats when i get the message below.

"Security accounts manager initialization failed because of the following error: directory services cannot start. error status: 0xc00002e1 please click OK to shutdown the system and reboot into directory services restore mode, check the event log for more detailed information."
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by:debuggerau
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here is some more info from MS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830574

I hope you've assigned a static IP on the NIC?
ran the prechecks for domain controllers?
netdiag, dcdiag...

Also, when running dcpromo, you selected the first forest in a domain, and have no other machines on the network (off net)..

Also, DNS was enabled first?
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by:ReD-DaWg-OnE
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I didn't run anything first, this is a new domain.  I just went threw the wizard.  I can reinstall Windows, but i have done that many times already and still the same thing.  I am setting as much as i can offsite of the customers location.
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yes, but there are questions, like did you assign DHCP to the server? or have static ip?

also, check these prerequisites.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758107.aspx

you are logged in as administator?

Are you on a network when running it, or stand alone?


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by:ReD-DaWg-OnE
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The wizard required me to have the nic active, it is on my home network.  The wizard detected that there was a DHCP server on the network and set the static IP address based on the address it was issued.  I told it i still wanted to install the DHCP server.  I plan to use a diffrent IP address when it is its final location.  I guess i will go threw the steps without the wizard.

Yes i am logged on as the administrator.
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by:debuggerau
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ok, now I am confused..

Have you enabled the DHCP server in windows, or using the one on your home network?

By static, I mean afix a static (permanent) IP address to the NIC,

I'd really prefer you had only a switch connected to the NIC, and nothing else....
By having internet access, or even having machines hanging off your Win2K3, it may have caught a worm or some malware..

Then, you've have to start again from scratch..
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by:ReD-DaWg-OnE
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When i ran the wizard i thought it was doing it for me.

I am settings this server up at my home before i drop it off to my customer.

Yes i know what static is.

I am also performing the updates, that is the reason for the internet access.  It wasn't maleware because i tried it three times with the same result.

I again reinstalled Windows, then installed the NIC drivers, installed the DHCP and DNS to the server manualy, then ran dcpromo.exe.
It looks like that worked as the computer is now a domain controler.
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I wonder what was different then?
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by:ReD-DaWg-OnE
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I guess that the wizard was leaving something out.
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or maybe an intermittent fault?
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