a bit of the back story. i have a server running SBS2003. towards the end of last year, the hard drive started acting up, so i took a ghost image incase it failed (this was done in janurary). fast forward to last monday, and the hard drive finally died.
i managed to load the ghost image onto a replacement drive, and the dead one got sent of to a recovery company because there were a few files that weren't backed up. i installed the disk and we were back running (partially)
the data recovery company managed to take a image of the dead disk, and said that most of the data was fine, and that we were lucky. the new image of the dead disk was put onto a new hard drive and was installed in the server last night.
as far as i can tell everything is ok, except for one kind of crucial thing....in Active Directory Users and Computers, i can no longer create objects. i have only tried creating computers accounts and user accounts, but both fail and i receieve the following error message:
"Windows cannot create the object "name" because: The directory service encountered an unknown failure"
does anyone know what i can try to get this system back operating properly?