I have a big problem here. A fairly new customer contacted me and indicated
the server was running very slow. After getting remotely logging into it I
noticed heavy paging. Seemed to be caused by SQL databse they use.
Normally shuting down and restarting that databse the server would start to
run normally but it didn't. At the customers request I rebooted the server.
About 15 minutes later the custmer called to say she was looking at the
screen and it said Rebuilding Active Directory Indices.. Eventually
completes this and gets to CTrl Alt Del but indicates some services failed.
I suspect network services failed. So I ask her to log in with the domain
administrator account. The server states that she is not allowed to login
locally. Apparently the old administrator did this because people were
trying to use the server as a workstation. Stuck. I wanted to see if I
could somehow reset this restriction in the registry since I can't access the
local policy but I can't seem to locate the key. Or should I proceed with
an active directory restore?