How to resolve error message “The Active Directory Web Services service terminated unexpectedly”, Event ID 4079 and/or 7034

Friday, June 8, 2012

After installation of a new domain controller, The following error may appear in the System Event Log: “The Active Directory Web Services service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this x time(s). The most common reason for this issue is a corrupted registry key: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ADWS” To resolve this issue, please copy a working registry key from a exiting domain controller, with the same Operating System version and the same service pack level. For a example, I attached a working registry key that was exported from Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server. Note1: Its recommended to backup the original registry key before...