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SBS2003: Cant add user/reset password

By 621flatbed ·
I have a SBS 2003 Standard server which just had a hard drive fail in the RAID array which somehow needed a Windows repair to boot up. I couldn't get into safe mode after waiting over 40 minutes. I went into safe mode and disabled every Exchange service as I no longer need it, we use a different server now.

Now, one of my ~9 users can no longer login. WINS isn't starting up because 'the specified file no longer exists.' I can't reset her password - same error. I can't add a new user - it says 'error - contact administrator.' I've tried upping the RID registry entry to 50 which was defaulted to 0. I ran dcdiag and found that the services failed, caused by ismserv. I started the ismserv service and set it to automatic. It now passes but I also get the following error:

Starting test: systemlog
* The System Event log test
An Error Event occured. EventI 0xC0001B58
Time Generated: 08/22/2005 12:48:42
(Event String could not be retrieved)
......................... <server> failed test systemlog

This is the DC with no other servers on this network. It's the DHCP and DNS server.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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by adembo In reply to SBS2003: Cant add user/re ...

Pretty obvious answer, but you already ran chkdsk /f to fix any disk errors?

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by 621flatbed In reply to SBS2003: Cant add user/re ...

Yes, I already ran chkdsk but thank you. I just got back the server back to the office. I am going to format it and reinstall. It doesn't have much configuration needed so this is probably for the best.

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