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Active Directory Domain Services starts then stops.

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a client that lost power during the freak snow storm here in the NE. The system did not shutdown cleanly. Now DNS server service and AD DS service will not start.  As a note, this is the only DC in the environment and the client does not have a backup or an AD emergency restore disk.

The DNS service claims that a dependency service failed to start and the AD DS service starts and stops.

I have been able to login locally using the local administrator account, but when I launch the Server Manager and click on the Active Directory Domain Services Role, it states that "This server is not yet running as a domain controller. Run DCPROMO.exe"

Event Logs have no errors. they only state the following:

Active Directory Domain Services
Event ID 1004
Active Directory Domain Services was shut down successfully.

DNS Server
Event ID 3
The DNS server has shut down

DCDIAG states:
Trying to find home server...
***Error: SERVER is not a Directory Server. Must specify /s:<Directory Server> or /n:<Name Context> or nothing to use the local machine
ERROR: Could not find home server.

Any other tests I've tried through DCDIAG result in similar messages.

I tried running "Last Known Good Config" but that didn't seem to change anything.
I did verify that the NTDS.DIT file does exist but other than what is stated above, I have not made any other changes.

How do I recover this Domain Controller?
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