After restarting my 2008 domain controller there are a # of automatic services that are not starting. I attempted to start them an eventually worked my way back to the fact the server service is failing to start and therefore all the dependent services, like netlogon on down, will not start.
The exact error message is
Windows could not start the Server service on .....
Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
However when I look at the server service it is not dependent on anything else so the error message makes not sense to me.
I checked the program files and no new programs have been installed nor any new windows updates.
I try to check the windows event logs for further details but am unable to because without the server service you can't look at the event logs.
The server is hosted on a VM 4.1 esxi box. I am able to communicate with it over the network, I have tried installing a new NIC instance but to no avail.