Event ID 16652 — Directory Services Restore Mode

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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An administrator can restart a domain controller into a special maintenance and diagnostic mode, which is known as Directory Services Restore Mode. An adminstrator can use this startup option to perform checks on the directory database, compact the database, or even completely restore the database.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 16652
Source: SAM
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: SAMMSG_BOOT_TO_RESTORE_MODE
Message: The domain controller is booting to directory services restore mode.

Resolve

This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

Related Management Information

Directory Services Restore Mode

Active Directory

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