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    I have a similar issue with SBS 2003 server.  I have one server, single DC,  for about 8 people.

     

    I just installed the Norton End Point protection manager console and rebooted and went perfectly fine.

    According to Symantec, I had to install the client software on the server which I did.

    the installation went smoothly and required a restart.

     

    When the system got restarted, the "active directory rebuild, please wait..."  message appeared and as pauljs's situation the critical services did not start.

     

    I had to force start on these services to gain acces to server "like a workgroup" to have

    Today i shut it down to install new hardware and when i restarted it hung for about an hour on "rebuilding active directory indices"

     

    I disabled all Norton services and restarted, but the same issue continues with AD rebuild.

     

    What would you suggest??  Is my only option to demote the server and re-promote to a DC?

    Is there any other solution to just run a repair to activate the existing DC name?

     

    I appreciate any suggestion.

    Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:01 PM