Server 2003 ntds.dit corruption

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Martin Dehnel, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. hi... i'm trying to set up a win2003 domain with Active
    Directory, DNS and 4 winxp boxes (plus the windows server
    2003 'server').

    install of 2003 is fine, all runs fine etc, i set up the
    server to run as an Application Server, and then
    ran 'dcpromo' to set up DNS and AD. this all installs
    fine, and runs well, then it tells me to reboot, so i
    do... all works fine, no problems there. then i went to to update everything blah blah blah,
    worx fine, shut down after its done, then next morning on
    reboot, i get the problem described here:

    i have a copy of ntds.dit, and replace it, but it still
    comes up with the same error, forcing me to only have
    access to DSRM.

    what am i doing wrong? should i format/reload, then
    update, then dcpromo..? what is making the computer think
    that ntds.dit is corrupted? i dont think that it is, as
    the backup and the 'corrupted' ntds.dit were identical,
    bit for bit... so methinks that it is something calling
    it that is corrupted.. any ideas?
    Martin Dehnel, Aug 16, 2004
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    Miha Pihler Guest

    Miha Pihler, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Martin Dehnel

    Guest Guest

    cheers - yes, ive been running AVG on it... now should i
    just tell AVG not to scan the AD folders? or remove AVG?
    or format/reload, and not install AVG..?

    basically, has AVG mucked it up, or can i just remove AVG
    and itll sort it out..?
    Guest, Aug 16, 2004
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    Miha Pihler, Aug 16, 2004
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