Our DC recently crashed and would not start in the OS. We have system state backups using NTBACKUP in native mode.
I tried many things in order to correct the booting problem but nothing worked.
I had no choice but to reinstall Win 2003 STD SP1 (original OS).
What’s the best way to restore our one and only DC (I know it’s not good practice)?
I tried to symply run NTBACKUP restore to original location and it failed. It failed to write some dll files (access denied).
Now I’m getting a blue screen (Stop error C000021a).
Do I need to run dcpromo first and then go in to Domain Controller Recovery mode?
Please help. Our company is riding on this to work. Thanks.
P.S. I’m new to the job and I did not set this up.