PDC crashed need suggestions
Posted on 2014-10-29
This afternoon my PDC crashed with an error stating that the 'Security Accounts Manager initialization failed : Directory service cannot start. Error Status 0xc00002e1. Reboot into Directory Service Restore Mode' Tried to get into this mode but do not have the password for this mode. Tried resetting the DSRM password but when I tried to set a new password it came back that it did not have enough storage to perform the task. I called Microsoft and they tried to help but gave up. What to do?
I am currently building another server in hopes of restoring the full backup I have from Sunday but Microsoft made it sound like that is pointless and I need to rebuild the server then re-add all the workstations and servers. I have an Exchange server on this domain and that makes things even more complicated. Any suggestions? When I look at the server it shows that Active Directory is rebuilding Indicines but don't know if that will fix it.