Uh, I could be wrong, but I thought that Isass.exe was a system file for
Active Directory. Be sure that your DNS address is the IP address of the DC
when you install it. That's how I screwed it up. seahunt
lsass.exe - System Error : Security Accounts Manager initialization failed
because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error
Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into
Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed
(Last update 10/21/2003):
This issue can occur if the path to the NTDS folder that holds the Active
Directory database files and log files does not exist or the NTFS
permissions on this folder and database files are too restrictive, and
Active Directory cannot start. See Q258007 and Q295932 for more details.
Also check Event id 26 from source Program Popup.