Hi all, Im currently going through one of those "it should ahve only taken 15 minutes" scenarios im hoping someone can help with.
I have a client with a primary site and a DR site. The primary site has a multi-node ISA 2006 cluster, which is fine, the DR site, i am working at moving it into the ISA enterprise, giving them CSS redundandcy etc.
I eventaully got ISA 2006 CSS installed at the DR site (after many inter-site non-ISA firewall issues), the modified the install to include the ISA services - all good.
I upgraded to SP1, rebooted and although the firewall services are fine, the CSS Adam instance wont start - in the app log i get
Active Directory could not be initialized.
The directory service cannot recover from this error.
User Action Restore the local directory service from backup media.
Additional Data Error value: -1811 JET_errFileNotFound, File not found
When having a look under C:\program files\isa etc etc\adamdata\ the adamntds.dit file isnt there anymore!
While i have no idea what made this file disappear, the disppointing thing is, ISA 2006 will not let me uninstall until i start that service, yet i cannot start the service!
so, my questions are 1) Any idea's on how to get the ISASTGCTRL service to start? i realise i need to get an adam database in there for it to start with - but how ? 2) Anyone have any idea why my original adamntds.dit disappeared after SP1 ? and suggestions on how to make sure it doesnt happen again ?
Hi Tom, many hours later (im the type of person that cant let things go)
1) delete the service out of the registry and reboot 2) run isa setup and un-install - accept the warning message about the CSS state being out of whack 3) using adam adsiedit to remove the additional css server from the primary site css 4) re-install using the "install CSS and ISA services" option instead of doing them seperately 5) apply SP1, reboot
all fine (with the exception that web traffic isnt working, even though ISA is passing it, a tracert is fine etc - so im going to assume thats an external firewall issue until i get onto the network guys tommorow morning)
The bit that threw me was the adamntds.dit "disappearing" - maybe its because of the "2 step" install, or maybe something just went whacky... after the 16 hour day, i think i'll worry about investigating that later.