This one really has me stumped.
I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that I administrate over RDP on a regular basis with no problems whatsoever. Today, I decided to try to set it up as a domain controller, so I added the Active Directory Domain Services role.
I set everything up with
dcpromo.exe. Here's my
dcpromo.exe unattend file:
; DCPROMO unattend file (automatically generated by dcpromo) ; Usage: ; dcpromo.exe /unattend:C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\ActiveDirectoryConfig.txt ; [DCInstall] ; New forest promotion ReplicaOrNewDomain=Domain NewDomain=Forest NewDomainDNSName=xxxxx.local ForestLevel=4 DomainNetbiosName=XXXXX DomainLevel=4 InstallDNS=Yes ConfirmGc=Yes CreateDNSDelegation=No DatabasePath="C:\Windows\NTDS" LogPath="C:\Windows\NTDS" SYSVOLPath="C:\Windows\SYSVOL" ; Set SafeModeAdminPassword to the correct value prior to using the unattend file SafeModeAdminPassword= ; Run-time flags (optional) ; RebootOnCompletion=Yes
I rebooted, then tried to open Active Directory Administrative Center - and I just get an empty window. It's like it's not drawing it properly onscreen. Within the RDP client I changed the color depth to 32 bit from 16 bit - no change. Tried to disconnect from RDP then reconnect - no change. Everything else works great and displays as it should, and I don't have physical access to this box so I can't plug in a monitor.
Any idea what's going on?