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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

(Solved) Domain controller blue screens with error 0xc00002e2

In a infrastructure consolidation project I had to move domain controller from one Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host to another.

I thought that this will gonna be an easy task.. but it wasn't.

We shut down the VM, exported it and imported in destination Hyper-V host. This is where fun began. The domain controller didn't boot up and bluescreened with error 0xc00002e2.

Some blogs on internet said that probably there are problems AD database, and it needs to be repaired.

In my case the situation was a bit easier. This is what we did:

  1. Booted up the DC in DSRM - Directory Services Restore Mode. Yes, you will need DRSM password for this.
  2. Found out that D: disk was not available (this was the disk where AD database was residing)
  3. Went to Disk Management and found that D: disk is offline
  4. Brought the disk online
  5. Restarted the domain controller and it started up successfully.
The bottom line is that error 0xc00002e2 on domain controller indicates that there are problems with AD database.

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