Description: When ever i reboot our additional domain controller( using windows 2003 standard edition sp1) the net logon service paused. If i start the net logon service manualy its starting not an issue. The only problem is every reboot that service paused. Blow is the log for your reference.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTDS General
Event Category: Service Control
Event ID: 2103
User: NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON
Description: The Active Directory database has been restored using an unsupported restoration procedure.
Active Directory will be unable to log on users while this condition persists. As a result, the Net Logon service has paused.
Answer: According to your description, I understand that you are experiencing an Netlogon service issue with event ID 2103.
To narrow down this issue, please check the following stuffs:
1. Check for USN rollback by using the command Repadmin /showutdvec (KB Article: 875495, 885875)
2. Check the Registry value «HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters, «DSA Not Writable» (REG_DWORD) and its value is 0x4.
3. Delete «DSA Not Writable» (REG_DWORD) from registry and reboot the server.
Cause: Restoring from snapshot, or image server (acronis etc) or Vmware backup etc and make USN rollback problem.