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Event ID: 1003 Source: NTDSGeneral

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The Windows Directory Services database cannot be initialized and returned error <error code>. Unrecoverable error, the directory can't continue.
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See the link to "EventID 1003 from source Active Directory" for information about this event.
This started when the drive that contained the AD logs died. A new drive was installed and a new WinNT and NTDS directory were recreated with the correct security.
This behavior can occur because of your system's attempt to recover a domain controller's copy of the Active Directory database either deleted the Ntds.dit file or copied it to the wrong directory. See ME280364 and ME295932 for more details.

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