I have test server with windows 2003 and exchange 2003 on the same box with active directory. I use paragon to backup the hard drive. When I restore the image to different server hardware, the os boots up with following error:
Security account manager failed because directory service can't start, error 0xc00002e1. Please reboot into Directory service restore mode"
I found this article kb258062, which is similar to my problem but not able to fix the problem. I thought third party software, paragon or acronis should address this problem.