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


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


And then, reboot the server:

shutdown -t 01 -r

4. Ensure after reboot that server starts normally



Done 🙂