I had a windows 2008 R2 active directory domain controller, it's running on hyper-v virtual machine.
The DC had a NTDS directory on D drive.
The VM had used a differencial VHD.
I had merge the virtual disk from differencial to new single vhd.
STOP: c00002e2 Directory services could not start because of the following error:
- Press F8 key on start up
- Select "Directory Service Restore mode" and Press Enter
- Log on as ".\Administrator" with the password for "Directory Service Restore mode".
- Open NTDS directory("D:\NTDS" in my case, Windows default may be "C:\Windows\NTDS")
- rename "*.log"(rename to "*.log.bak" in my case)
- restart VM