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rename a Windows 2000 DC - cloned from a VM

Hi all,

I had cloned a VM which is also a Windows 2000 DC to use as a test server.  I need to rename this cloned VM called testuat.  What I did was run "newsid" to rename the server and ask it to select a random sid.  After restarting the server, I received this error message:

lssas.exe error:

Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service 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.

Any help is greatly appreciated.  My goal is to demote this server and then rejoin it again but I am stuck as to what I should do!  Thanks in advance!!

Regards,

Wendy
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Hi,

I ran dcpromo and demoting this server "prod".  It gave me an error "Active Directory Installation Failed" - A domain controller could not be contacted for the domain apps.ex.ca that contained an account for this computer.  Make the computer a member of a workgroup then rejoin the domain before retrying the promotion. " The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"

Wendy
After running new sid your existing domain no longer exists.  Did you clone the origianl server again as hanccocka suggested?
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/forceremoval was important after re-cloning the VM.