Domain controller fails - Causing a windows service to stop?

Hello all,

We have created a windows service that a client runs on a server, using a domain account. This is necessary for database access.

Recently, the domain controller on the server failed, also, the service stopped.

I would like to know if this is simply a coincidence, or if the domain controller failing is causing the service to stop because of the account being used to run it.

Thanks.

resourcesys.
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,
in fact, if you don't have any working Domain controller, this is not a coincidence, and your windows service won't start again until domain controller are (or is) back, or unless you change to a local account.
Remember it is good to have 2 domain controller for redundancy.

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resourcesysAuthor Commented:
Hi Mr Tortur,

Thanks for the information.

Would you be able to specifically confirm that the service would have stopped because of the domain controller, I just need a specific answer (sorry about that).

Also, and this is not necessary, would you happen to have a link to a site which details this?

Thanks.

resourcesys.
Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Would you be able to specifically confirm that the service would have stopped because of the domain controller, I just need a specific answer (sorry about that).
Clearly, this is directly related.

Also, and this is not necessary, would you happen to have a link to a site which details this?
Nope, sorry, I will let you look for it if needed, as this is obvious or there is nothing to prove here :
an AD accound need to be authenticated by a domain controller, even to start a service, so if you don't have DC your user login/password won't work.
Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
My first answer was really clear, wasn't it ?
Hope it's ok for you.
resourcesysAuthor Commented:
That's all fine, thank you for your responses Mr Tortur.
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