SBS 2003 /w 2 DCs ... VSS and NTBackup

By Spitfire_Sysop ·
I have a main server running SBS 2003. I have a file server running a regular WinServer 2003. I wanted the file server to be able to authenticate users in the event the SBS goes down for any reason. I joined the win2k3 server as a new DC to the existing domain and got DNS up and running on it. Seemed to replicate just fine. On that same day, Shadow Copy stopped running and subsequently so did NTbackup. There are absolutely no errors in the event viewer. Everything is scheduled. If I run VSS manually, it works just fine. So does NTBackup. When the scheduled task rolls around, nothing happens. Dear lord, what did I do? and can someone help me fix it?

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Is the service set to automatic?

by seanferd In reply to SBS 2003 /w 2 DCs ... VSS ...

Or is it set to manual, where NTB is supposed to invoke it?

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by Spitfire_Sysop In reply to Is the service set to aut ...

I had a number of problems all stemming from a VSS failure. I found the solution on another forum, I will replicate here for anyone else experiencing this problem:
1. Delete the offending tasks in Task Scheduler.
2. Stop the Task Scheduler
3. Delete all files in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
4. Restart the service (I'd restart the server as soon as possible, too).

Hope this helps others out there struggling with the problem
-Al Marklin "

Thanks to Boon Tee and Al Markin

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