AD Sites and Services fails to start

June 22, 2010 at 06:20:52
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When I go to launch AD Sites and services I just get an error window stating that it encountered and error and needs to close. Any ideas?

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June 22, 2010 at 08:29:12
how are you launching it and from where; wkst or server?

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June 22, 2010 at 08:38:41
I'm launching from Admin. tools -> AD sites and services. this is
all being done from the server itself. all the other AD tools open
fine no problem. this is technically a BDC.

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June 22, 2010 at 09:08:52
"technically a BDC"

no pdc's or bdc's in Active Directory. It has been 10 years now since NT.

run chkdsk /f on the servers drives to make sure this is not a file corruption issue

If sites and services launches fine from a workstation or the other server then reinstall the admin pac [admin.msi] on the problem server

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June 22, 2010 at 12:25:39
I ran check disk with no problems.

Then I tried to install the adminpak.msi I found that it doesn't
work for w2k3 x64 which may be the issue itself...

thanks for the help.


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June 22, 2010 at 12:55:30
a quick search lead me to this for x64

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