2008 Domain Controller NETLOGON service paused due to Event 2103
Posted on 2010-11-11
I am receiving an error in my event log on my Windows Server 2008 DC, event 2103
The Active Directory Domain Services database has been restored using an unsupported restoration procedure.
Active Directory Domain Services will be unable to log on users while this condition persists. As a result, the Net Logon service has paused.
I haven't restored AD so I am assuming that the DB got corrupted. Here is my current setup.
2 Domain Controllers
Server 2003Domain Controller and Global Catolog
Roles: Infrastructure, Domain Naming, Schema
Server 2008 (Receiving error 2103)Domain Controller and Global Catolog
Roles: PDC, RID
Would you agree that my steps below will resolve the issue?
1. Transfer PDC and RID to Server 2003
2. Demote Server 2008
3. Check for Metadata and perform cleanup if necessary.
4. Run DCPROMO on Server 2008 and monitor events.
If the roles don't transfer over than I can sieze them and run through the metadata cleanup. Then I can run through DCPROMO to get the DC back up.
Do you agree/disagree with this method?