I have a sbs 2008 server, (not a DC) basically a file server...
Dell Poweredge T110 sbs 2008 sp2
had a power outage .. after the server rebooted.. I have a red x on the ethernet connection
however after a little investigation, I can open a command prompt and ping everything on the network, and vice versa (other pc's and servers get a response when pinging this server)
however since network connections fails to start, all shares are disabled, the server is unable to login to the domain, unable to resolve dns queries.. all the issues with having no network, including trying to browse or get updates from the internet since it believes it has no Ethernet connection
booting into safemode with networking
network connection services starts,
dcom connects to the server
--- fix attempts
I set the msconfig to boot into diagnostic mode, and rebooted ... then reset it to selective .. rebooted then reset back to normal rebooted.. no changes (found this on another forum)
----I ran a full virus scan, came up zero... no one uses this server except as a file server to store data anyway so that was low probability
-- under device manager
I found 6 unknown base devices .. that were not there prior to the power outage that I can recall.
I am unable to identify them, and of course in safe mode i can not access server manager
--- I have checked the registry entry for netman and it exists, the registry entry for dcom is also there
so any ideas would be welcome