troubleshooting Question

Directory Services Restore and 1 DC

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Dan MarkFlag for Canada asked on
Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008Dell
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Helo All,

I have a client with a single-server AD domain.  One of the RAID5 HD's in the server's array has failed and has caused multiple problems.  I know RAID5 can support a drive failure, but this is one of Dell's SW RAID controllers and doesn't work worth a crap.
The server was caught in a reboot loop and I disabled Automatic Restart only to discover that I have to run Directory Services Restore/Repair mode.  Of course, this is the only DC in the domain, so I get the 'No logon servers...." error.  The client has been using Symantec System Restore and I'm figuring the only solution is a restore from there.
However, I don't have a lot of confidence in the backups and thought I'd throw this out there to the experts.  Since the server won't start I can't add a 2nd DC to the domain, so I got a dilemma.

Anybody heard of any other tools or whatnot to fix this up?

Thanks for any replies or comments.

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