BEWS won't start in Directory Services Restore Mode
Need to restore AD on a DC. BEWS & tape drive are installed on the DC.
In normal mode, BEWS works normally. When I boot Directory Services Restore Mode and set all BEWS logons to local Administrator account (per "Restoring System State" in BEWS Help file), then launched BEWS services, Device and Media service would not start. Error said "1065: The database specified does not exist." Verified that BKUPEXEC MSDE instance was running.
In hindsight, suspect the problem is that I used BEUTILITY to set an 'sa' password on the BKUPEXEC database. I'm guessing that password is stored in Windows Secure Storage for the BEWS service account, or somewhere else not accessible to local Administrator account. If so, I'd assume solution is to use BEUTILITY to set the 'sa' password while logged on in DS Restore Mode, after changing the BEWS service account.
I do not see that this is documented anywhere; is it correct? Do I also need to run Account Logon Wizard? Need to know before scheduling down time for the server and trying again.