Server Down - Administrator Cannot Login / Directory Services Unavailable
Well, Whilst I'm waiting on Microsoft calling me back to have a look into this issue I thought I would throw it up here in case anyone has ever come accross this before.
- No One Knows Previous Administrator Passwords
- No One Knows Directory Restore Password
- No Documentation has ever been made
- No other Admin Account can login
=== So that gave me a mad morning, but now I am getting the following error message also.
Now that is all well and good, but i don't know the Directory Restore Login? :(
Directory Services could not start because of the following error: The system cannot find the file specified. Error status: 0xc000000f. Please click Ok to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detail information.
I have been on site here for 4 days now and have built up an aweful lot of documentation but still have a long way to go. So before anyone starts screaming none of this (documentation does not exist) is down to me :)
any one got any ideas? or am i best just waiting for MSFT to hopefully break into it (if they can).
Oh! and backups were failing for the past 4 months, I managed to get a sucesful backup last week before this happened. so fingers crossed that backup is all well and good.
also, without going into detail the previous IT guy was here for the first day but aint seen him since.. I was asked to lock him out of the system yesterday (change password etc.) but that is all that was done, and the new administrator password worked fine after changing it and rebooting the servers and logging in again worked fine.. but over night something weird happened.