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0xc00002e2 On all DCs after leaving them off for about 3 months

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  • back in October I used Disk2VHD to take copies of all my domain controllers and load them into a Hyper-V lab.  I had no issues working with them back then.

    yesterday I attempted to start them up and work with them but they all failed on booting with a Stop error 0xc00002e2.

    I attempted to take to original VHDX file from October and rebuild the lab, but each server produced the same error.

    I understand this has to do with some corruption or issue with the AD database, but because its happened to all 3 and I am trying to figure out if its simply because they have been offline for so long or there is some underlying issue I am unaware of.

    I've left DCs offline in a lab environment before for longer and had no issue restarting it.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    FYI - They are all 2012R2 in Windows 2003 mode.



    Friday, February 03, 2017 3:30 PM

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  • You posted c00002e2 which == "Directory Services could not start because of the following error" I think it is what follows that defines further as to why it happens.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Friday, February 03, 2017 3:40 PM
  • It actually doesn't say anything helpful.  I get: Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.  If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: 0xc00002e2.

    Do you have a reference?  Strange that all 3 are doing the same thing.

    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:01 PM
  • Probably the only way to get to the bottom of cause is to startup in directory service restore mode and check logs, etc.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816897(v=ws.10).aspx

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:12 PM
  • Actually that helped!  I found this error here.

    Event ID: 1918
    Description: The shadow copy service cannot restore Active Directory because the shadow copy used is too old.   Shadow copy expiration date:

    Once in DSRM I changed the clock back to November and viola booted no problem.  I try the others and see if I can get it to update to the current date now that its actually running.

    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:41 PM
  • Sounds good, you're welcome.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:42 PM
  • Yes thanks, I wonder why I've not encountered this issue before as I often build Domain Controllers in a lab environments and not run then for several months.
    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:57 PM
  • Could have been a tombstone lifetime setting or even just free disk space for shadow copy operation. These ones may also help.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816924(WS.10).aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794960(WS.10).aspx

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    Friday, February 03, 2017 5:11 PM
  • Hi,
    Are there any updates on the issue?
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    Best Regards,
    Leo

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