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Active Directory Domain Services service not starting

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I have recently added the Active Directory Role to one of our Windows Server 2008 R2 servers to be used as a backup domain controller.
The setup went fine and I rebooted the server.

I then noticed the Active Directory Domain Services service was disabled. I enabled it and tried to start it, but keep getting the following message:
The Active Directory Domain Services service on (servername) started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not used by other serviced or programs.

I don't see any errors in the event logs.

How can I get this service started?
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that means this service is dependant service ... when ever required it'll start automatically...

so no need to worry about it...
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As I understood, you just only added AD DS role witihin Server Manager right? It's not enough. You need to promote that server as DC by running in command-line dcpromo

Please follow with an article on my blog for that at
http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/adding-additional-domain-controller/

Regards,
Krzysztof
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as i beleve its an dependant service ...Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) stores directory data and manages communication between users and domains, including user logon processes, authentication, and directory searches. An Active Directory domain controller is a server that is running AD DS.

see this follwing article

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732714(WS.10).aspx

for troubleshoot seethis link

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc990288(WS.10).aspx
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Will give that a try. Thanks.
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You're welcome :)

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Excellent " Krzysztof

great job...
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@shaiksaj: Thank you! :)

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Thanks for the help :)
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You're welcome :)

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