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    The primary DC is running under Windows 2000. The second windows 2003 server is secondary (backup) DC for same domain as win2000 but there are some problems with win 2003 server - AD and applying SP1 for w2k3.

    After running dcpromo wizard (under win2003) AD is replicated and eveythnig is fine but after applying SP1 for Windows 2003 and rebooting server "lost" Network Connections and NC service could not start. There are few more services that can not be started, for example: COM+, Shell Hardware Detection,...

    Does anyone had similar problem ever?

    Best regrads,
    Vladimir

  • #2
    Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

    Please review upgrade tips:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;555040
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

      Yuval, read the guy's post. The problem is not with the W2000 DC.

      Vladimir, I know of no issue with SP1 that directly causes this. Did you investigate the event viewer? Or is there perhaps some third-party tool interfering here?

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

        Did you run DCPROMO on a Windows 2003 member server in a Windows 2000 Domain?

        Never tried this myself before and I wouldn't. Does this worK?

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        • #5
          Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

          Yes, I did run DCPROMO on a Windows 2003 member server in a Windows 2000 Domain. Its replicating AD database form win2000 DC and it's working, so I can add/edit users, computers and there are data updates on the win2000 DC.

          I need independence work at backup domain (w2k3 server) so I have installed Windows 2003 as Global Catalog too.

          There is no third-party tool interfering here (except Netgear NIC driver). That is pure Windows 2003 Enterprise Server installation, then adding computer to win2000 domain. Starting dcpromo and setting up w2k3 as second domain server.

          Problems are starting when I'm installing SP1 for w2k3. After that, there are some probably permission mistakes, and several services can not start. Maybe there is some group policy problem - I don't know?

          Here are my installation steps:

          1. Installing Windows 2003 with Netgear NIC drivers
          2. Joining domain COMPANY
          3. Restart
          4. Login as COMPANY\SuperUser (uniqe admin account at domain).
          5. dcpromo
          6. Restart
          7. Login as COMPANY\SuperUser (uniqe admin account at domain).
          8. Setting up DC as Global Catalog
          9. Restart
          10. Login as COMPANY\SuperUser (uniqe admin account at domain).
          11. Apply SP1 for win2003 (from file - not windows update).
          12. Restart
          13. .... as it said 13th... Services can not start...

          Best regrads,
          Vladimir

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          • #6
            Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

            Check with netgear as they my have an updated driver for the card.

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            • #7
              Re: Windows 2003 AD with SP1 - Network connections are empty

              Hi,

              I have the same problem. The Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 changed the account that run the RPC service to NetworkService. I changed the account that run this service back to LocalSystem(same that without SP1), and the Network Connections service back to Started state.

              Remember that do it, you have a security problem that was corrected in SP1.

              Ow, sorry my english.

              Juliano Cascaes
              MCP, MCSA, MCSE

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