... this isn't as bad as it sounds since it's just a test domain.
I created a small test domain on my vmware server to play around with active directory settings. I had two DCs and a Win7 & winXP client. At some point I needed the space so I backed up all of the VMs to tape and forgot about it for six months. I recently decided I wanted to play around with some more AD settings in the test domain, so I restored the domain controllers from the backup and tried to log in.
I got the ominous sounding "There are no logon servers available to service the login request" message when I tried to log into the test DC. Apparently active directory gave up the ghost and I can't even log into the domain controller.
So, is there a way to fix this - some kind of defibrilator for active directory to shock it back to life? If not it's not such a loss since it is fairly easy to whip up a few more VMs and make a new test domain.
The Domain Controllers are both Server 2008R2 core.