Database Integrity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

When a computer is promoted to become a domain controller, the promotion process converts the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database into an Active Directory database.


Event ID Source Message



A fatal error occurred trying to transfer the SAM account database into the directory service. A possible reason is the SAM account database is corrupt.

DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion

Active Directory