SBS 2003 active directory safe mode won't / stops login
Posted on 2011-03-11
I'm running SBS 2003 R2 and yesterday I had a Blue Screen event.
Now SQL doesn't work, and lots of services, like my firewall! won't start.
I want to rewind the server to the last good back up, about two days ago, but I can't restore the system state unless I log in in the Advanced - Active Directory - Safe Mode (or something like that, please accept that I am paraphrasing the NTBackup message).
When I reboot the system in the mode I need, I just can't log on! My Administrator ID and password are not recognised.
What can I do please?
Entire Business is dead until I can fix this.
I can't receive Email - firewall is dead as SQL isn't working - so I'll check this site every hours or so.