Hello all. My network has two domain controllers. Today the PDC boots up with the following... "Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start."
When booting in Active Directory restore mode (which is the only way the server will boot) I run the following at the dos prompt...
ntdsutil files integrity
ntdsutil "sem d a" "go f"
Both report problems, and neither one is able to repair.
I have no system state backup (or any other backup) from this server. But I do have the other domain controller. How do I get a copy of the AD database from that DC put onto my PDC? Or is their a better fix?
Thanks in advance!