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AD Crashed

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Windows Server 2003Active Directory
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Yesterday I installed Sophos Enterprise Manager on my 2003 R2 server it rebooted about 4 different times and everything seemed fine. After I came back from lunch the server started rebooting itself. I finally got it to boot up but it had an error:

 "Security Accounts Manager initilization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown the system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information."

So I rebooted into Directory Service Restore Mode and ran ntdsutil files integrity. - result was CORRUPTED!

So per a MS article I tried ntdsutil "sem d a go" it said it had a DBIniitialization soemthing could not open Jet database.

Well I read an article that said if I had a secondary domain controller to seize the master with it so on my secondary controlloer I went to ntdsutil and connected to the domaon controlloer and did the "seize rid master" that is all I typed so not sure if it did anything or not.

So later my cousin showed up and suggested I reboot to last known configuration. So I did and it booted up and Sophos is gone. Now I cant access any of the folder shares and when I try to go to Active Directory Computers and Users it tells me the mmc is missing. I can get to Active Directory Domains and Trusts and both ADs are listed.

When I pull up Active Directory Users and Computers on the secondary it lists everyone just fine.

ANything I can do to get the AD running smooth again?
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