Isass.exe - System Error -DC, Server 2003
Posted on 2014-01-13
I have a 2003 server which is a DC.
One of the disks has appeared to have failed. There are 7 disks. Two mirrored for the C drive and the other 5 in RAID 5
Once the server boots, just before the login screen the following appears -
Isass.exe - System Error
Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following
error: Directory Services cannot start. Error status: 0xc00002e1
I tried last know good configuration but this did not work.
I have another working DC.
Firstly, only one disk has appeared to fail on the first logical volume (C drive). The volume is mirrored so I can not work out why AD looks to be screwed? I have a backup of the data but not the servers system state. At least I suspect the system state was not being backed up. i would only know this after installing a tape drive and looking at the tape backup.
Secondly, Apart from removing the DC and then rebuilding it, can anyone offer any words of advice?