Note to self: Don’t install IIS or anything that requires IIS on the vCenter server. BAD BAD BAD.
A secondary domain controller for a sub-domain applied some windows patches (like normal) on Sunday night. Afterwards the DNS And Active Directory Domain Services services were not starting, and the server was booting into safe mode. Even forcing it to boot Normally or boot from CD or anything else, would have no effect and it
Command: Services.sh restart This will issue a restart command to all the management agents and services on the host, as it processes you should see each one stopping and then being started. It is effectively the same as selecting the “restart management agents” option from the standard console.