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nikolas.e

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Hi everyone hope you are good. 

Today i had an issue with our child domain controller. I had to uninstall previous version of ESET antivirus and install the latest version of it. While uninstalling ESET suddenly the monitor went black and only the mouse was showing so i had to force shutdown the server. I did talked with ESET and i downloaded the ESET uninstaller tool. I had to run the tool from safe mode though because the tool runs only from safe mode so the files are not locked. Using a Domain administrator account (for the child domain) either from safe mode or safe mode with networking i couldn't logon. I google it and read that dsrm is kinda safe mode for domain controllers. But the domain was build years ago and no notes to find about what the dsrm password  was so i had to logon normally, reset dsrm password and try login again from safe mode. But again either safe mode or safe mode with networking did not accept my credentials. i did though logon from dsrm mode using the password i just set and uninstalled the product.

My question is this : Since this server is a domain controller i cannot login with normal safe mode and safe mode with networking? Only directory services restore mode (kinda safe mode for active directory?)



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Don't know why you need safe mode, but as from Windows 2012 (I think) you can also logon *normally* and simply stop the AD services (AD DS,...). 
After reboot the AD services will be up and running (even when set to disabled).
Hope this can be of any help.

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nikolas.e

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Eset unistaller needed to run from safe mode that is why i had to logon from there. I guess some files maybe where locked.
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Use DSRM when you need to do a systemstate restore.
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