active directory rebuilding indices
Posted on 2009-12-21
Hey Everyone -
I was recently finishing up some microsoft updates on our DC server when the internet went out. One of the installs had been installing, which then hung, I waited and canceled out of the remaining updates and restarted. The office manager thought it was hanging and then forced a shut down from the power button.
Of course now that the computer boots, it boots to a blue screen with a registry error. I came it and attempted to start it in safemode and did a disk check which ran at next bootup. Now the computer is running but for the last 30 min has been rebuilding indices. Is it doing anything? Should I wait it out?
Since this is our DC, DHCP and DNS server, nobody can access any network drives or folders. Is there anyway i can do a work around and have the second server act as a backup DC with the main DC down or should I just wait?