Windows domain running 2008.
One windows server as the current DC and a new workstation that has a Samsung SSD Evo drive present.
Windows Server 2012 R2 installed as a member server.
Goal is to migrate from one server to another and decommission first server. The initial install of Windows Server 2012 R2 completes 100% ok on the replacement and everything replicates ok. All drivers are patched and current on replacement server. I place server in domain and restart multiple times. All is fine so far.
However, once I start the DC promotion portion with the automated wizard and it restarts, I immediately get a stop error of 0XC000021A.
Performing some research I have connected this to the Samsung 850 EVO SSD present in the system. Apparently, it is changing something to the SSD (write caching?) and this setting is toggled once promoted. More info found here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/ebc71806-37ab-49c4-9218-9964b30d958a/0xc000021a-during-server-2012-r2-essentials-setup?forum=winserveressentials&prof=required
The question remains: How can I fix the toggled setting to allow it to boot into windows as a DC without formatting it and starting over using a different SSD?
I know I can use a SSD but I would like it to work with the EVO if possible. Note: This is reproducible on any Samsung EVO SSD of any size.