N/APosted on - 09/29/2011
For the past 2 months, when I restart my server (Active directory – Windows SBS 2003 SP2) and before "Applying computer settings" shows up, I get the message "Active directory is rebuilding indices" and I have noticed that the server has become slower. Is it possible to stop the automatic running of rebuilding indices?
Also at 'Services' the RPC is running with 'Local System Account'. Shouldn't it run with 'NT AUTHORITYNetworkService'?
Problems with Active directory server
The ‘Active Directory is Rebuilding Indices’ message during boot may be indicative of a stalled drive or any other accessory on your computer.
So I will advice that you check for a USB peripheral, an external SCSI disk drive, or maybe something using firewire. If you have any such devices, try turning them off (little bit tougher with external SCSI drives, but feasible if there’s nothing critical), and then try rebooting the machine.
Although it looks like a big problem it could be caused by such small reasons.
Hope this helps.