- Click the Left Arrow key, or press the Esc key.
- Click Other User.
- Type the user name as follows:.\administrator
- Provide the DSRM user password that is currently set on the source domain controller and that was used to clone this computer. This password was specified during the original promotion. Notice that this password might have been changed later by using NTDSUTIL.EXE.
- When you log on, the server will display SAFE MODE in all four corners of the screen. Resolve the issues that prevented cloning, remove the DSRM boot flag, and then try to clone the domain controller again
Directory Services Repair Mode was called Directory Services Restore Mode in previous Windows operating systems.
For more information about how to configure and troubleshoot VDC together with details and step-by-step guidance, go to the following Microsoft websites:
Article ID: 2742908 - Last Review: Sep 20, 2012 - Revision: 1