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Windows Domain Server Failing to Start with c00002e2 Directory Services Error

In the process of migrating to new storage due to stability issues with the ageing OpenFiler platform, I ran into two of the DeStephen domain controllers having the error listed below. This seemed to be created after the storage appliance crashed hard.  Below is the steps taken to correct the systems.

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Multipurpose White Box NAS – ESXi + Personal File Storage

The storage that is running blog.destephen.com is a product of several iterations of lab Network Attached Storage (NAS) setups.  What it developed into today allows storage and playback of 1080i home videos, bulk storage of personal files, as well as running 30+ VM’s on a daily basis.  This post, while long, walks through the some features and through processes along the way of designing the 21 disk, 25 TB system.

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