I am doing a clean install of Windows Server 2003 and trying to restore Active Directory (via Mozy Pro, doing VSS backup services)
I boot into DSRM so I can restore A.D. authoritatively (single domain controller) and run the restoration and it says it is successful. I read a thing online that said:
[b]DO NOT REBOOT WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO! [/b]
System will notify you that you must reboot after a system state restore, do not do this yet as the Active Directory is not ready for use so after a restart it will be just the same as before! We first need to recover the database so that it is ready for use again:
1. Click Start, click Run, type ntdsutil in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
2. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type files, and then press ENTER.
3. At the file maintenance command prompt, type recover, and then press ENTER.
4. Type quit, and then press ENTER.
5. Restart the computer.
So I do that and it also says it is successful. However, upon rebooting into normal mode I am greeted with an error message that says:
LSASS.EXE - System Error, security accounts manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Services cannot start. Error status 0xc00002e1.
Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into directory services restore mode, check the event log for more detailed information.
I can tell you the password for the domain user "Administrator" is the same now as it was when I performed the backup from the original system. Also, the DSRM password is the same as that password. So if all the passwords are the same, what is the cause of this error message and how can I resolve it?