Windows Server – Fix Safe Mode (Directory Service Repair)

If  your VM is always boot in safe mode, probably it did a full restore of Windows DC from backup

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Try to reboot the server once again, if you still see this screen – do the following things:

1. Restart again the VM -> Click F8 -> Directory Services Repair Mode



2. Login with Local Administrator



3. Open CMD -> Run the following command:

bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

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And then, reboot the server:

shutdown -t 01 -r

4. Ensure after reboot that server starts normally

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Done 🙂