Doing a non-authoritative and an authoritative restore went well by restoring the system state. Next up on my list was a full server restore.
The documentation for a full server restore was (to be kind) a bit fuzzy. The best of their articles I could find was this one:
- Install and OS with the NetBackup client software.
- Restore the drives (and don’t reboot yet)
- Restore the system state
STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error:I did some searching and found lots of references to a corrupt AD database and fixing it by removing log files or doing a manual repair on the ntds.dit file. Just for kicks, I did try these because they were fast and easy, but not the answer.
The specified procedure could not be found
Error status: 0xc000007a
This link from Microsoft gave me the hint I needed:
To fix my process, I installed the AD DS and DNS server roles before I did the restore. By doing those, all was good.