pstoric
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Server 2003 error on boot "0xC0002E1"

I ran VMware converter to convert our 2003 server to a VM so I can test a Sharepoint upgrade however when I go to boot it up I get the following error

"Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Services cannot start. Error Status 0xC00002e1 - Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into directory services restore mode, check the event log for more detailed info."

Not sure how I can get past this. Should I try to run the converter again or will I run into the same issue? Not sure if the error is on the windows end or VMware side. Also to add to this, that used to be our Domain Controller but recently migrated everything to a new server.

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patanassov
VMware Employee
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This is definitely a Windows error. Google for the error code/message, you'll probably get something meaningful.

Regards,

Plamen

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