Solved

directory services restore mode , password unknown how to get in, help

Posted on 2014-03-01
6
126 Views
Last Modified: 2015-06-23
i have a customer who has a failed dc. it is the only dc for the domain.
i am attempting a bare metal recovery.
i am getting a blue screen saying that i need to login using directory services restore mode.

the DSRM password is unkown.

how can i reset it? can i blank it out?

can i use offline nt password?

any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:nflnetwork29
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39897707
what is the current status are you able to restore windows  and able to see login screen ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:nflnetwork29
ID: 39897716
yes i am seeing the login screen . i got the blue screen saying i had to login to DSRM.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39897720
Try to reset the local admin (DSRM) password first.

http://www.howtogeek.com/106333/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-domain-admin-password-on-server-2008-r2/

After that start the system in DSRM mode and continue your task.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
nflnetwork29 earned 0 total points
ID: 39897811
got into DSRM

ntds.dit was corrupted.

ran esentutl and repaired the db.

rebooted.

works.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40845956
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question