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Active Directory Certificate Services error 0xc80004c0 (ESE: -1216

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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
After a power outage and server shutdown by UPS it appears the some corruption to this file or database.
When I attempt to start the Active Directory Certificate Services service it throws a message stating to check the app logs.
In the app logs I see error ID 17 CertificationAuthority
Active Directory Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database connection for domain.servername-CA. Error 0xc80004c0 (ESE: -1216)
Please advise.ADCS service error
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