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  • I have a crash in one of our Additional DC, it contains a very important software so I have to restore it from an image, when I did so it cant boot with an error (Security Account Manaegr initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error status: 0xc00002e1 ......).
    I'm getting the same error even with F8 then, Directory Service Restore mode or Save Mode. The good thing is that I win to move all FSMO to the other DC and as well I Metaclean this server, so my Active directory is functioning normal and I have no problem if there is a way to force demoting this server.
    Note; I have SS backup but I don't know how to restore it since my server is not booting.
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:54 AM

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  • Did you try dcpromo /forceremoval on the faulty server ?

    I would suggest to move the topic on Directory Services there; http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/threads, to get more answer.

    I would check too in AD site and service to be sure the DC is no longer there too from your DC that still work. To prevent sync error to a server that is no longer a DC.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258062 - "Directory Services cannot start" error message when you start your Windows-based or SBS-based domain controller

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    Monday, March 12, 2012 4:35 PM
  • The Admins / Moderators in this forum need to move this thread to the correct place and also change the type to be a question.

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    • Edited by Naomi N Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:15 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:14 PM