We had a major server fault over the weekend where some hard drives and the mainboard's raid controller failed. Mainboard and HDD's replaced - the Windows Server 2008 R2 is loading up, but many of the network applications cannot be access from the connected computers.
This IS NOT a DC, it DOES NOT perform DHCP or DNS, but it DOES provide dial-in VPN access for remote users. The server can access the internet fine - because I can connect to it via TeamViewer - but there are a number of services that will not start since the hardware recovery. Also - the Teamviewer application is generating a new ID every single time it is run, so that also makes me think there is an underlying network issue.
Initially, DHCP client service
, TCPIP NetBIOS helper
, Network Location Awareness
and a few other services would not start. After some registry changes to allow SERVICE, LOCAL SERVICE
and NETWORK SERVICE
permissions on a few of these problematic services; and adding LOCAL SERVICE
and NETWORK SERVICE
to the Administrators
group; most of these services are now running, and some of the network capability is back.
However, none of the client computers can access the SQL database application we use and a number of other network apps...
It appears that the Base Filtering Engine
, which is a dependent service for Windows Firewall
, Diagnostic Policy Service
and Routing and Remote Access Service
, is failing to start despite my permissions changes in the registry and any other attempts to get it working. All four of these services which are either Automati
c or Automatic (delayed)
are failing to start.
There's no malware or virus infections - so please, no suggestions about checking for these.
I've run the SFC /scannow procedure to check for file corruptions... there was nothing found.
I've gone through the DACL settings as discussed on http://blogs.technet.com/b/rspitz/archive/2010/09/19/quot-access-is-denied-quot-when-you-attempt-to-start-the-base-filtering-engine-service-after-upgrading-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx
and none of the non-windows services are missing the specific entry referred to.
I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks