Monday, June 08, 2009

Directory Services could not start Error 0xc000006a

This error can also present if your system state backup of your domain controller exceeds the tombstone lifetime of your domain, this defaults to 180 Days.
The exact error message you will see is

Directory Services could not start because of the following error:
The specified network password is not correct. Error Status:
0xc000006a. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot
into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more
detailed information.

Moral of this story is to ALWAYS CHECK YOUR FREAKING BACKUPS and make sure they are done regularly and inspected regularly.

This mistake cost me 2 days of working on this. I should have checked the date modified on my system state restore.


daspeac said...

it seems you have never heard about the way of how do i recover data from sql server log files

Anonymous said...

At most copy the NTDS folder and keep it safe. This will help you resolve the 0xc00002e1 error within 5 minutes