Error 0xc00002e2 on a Domain Controller

STATUS_DS_INIT_FAILURE – 0xc00002e2 I’ve run into this one a few times now. The usual cause is an improper shutdown, usually a power failure etc. Essentially, your Active Directory Domain Services database (located in C:\Windows\NTDS\ntds.dit) is unhappy for some reason (usually data corruption). Most often the cause is a bad logfile in the same directory. First… Continue reading Error 0xc00002e2 on a Domain Controller

Bypassing Windows DHCP authorisation

Sometimes it’s necessary to force-authorise a Windows DHCP server. Unfortunately you’re not able to use the built-in MMC Snap-In to do this. Here are a set of registry entries to bypass/restore authorisation: