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does anyone know if it is possible to tell

- if the system is in safe mode?

-if the server is in active directory restore mode

So I can

If $mode = ..... Then

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does anyone know if it is possible to tell

- if the system is in safe mode?

-if the server is in active directory restore mode

So I can

If $mode = ..... Then

I'd compare running services. I don't know at the moment what normally running services are stopped in Safe Mode, but in preparation you could boot to Safe mode, AD Restore mode and normally and run sc query at a command prompt in each to list the running services and their running states. SC.EXE comes included with Win XP and Server 2003; you probably have to download it with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit for Win 2K systems.

Having that and the AutoIt3 beta, you could test a service for running status with:

; Dim variables used
Dim $ourProcess, $ourService, $output
; Init the service name we wish to test
$ourService = "Themes"

; Run the SC query and capture the output from STDOUT
$ourProcess = Run("sc query " & $ourService, @SystemDir, @SW_HIDE, 2)
; Loop and read from STDOUT until there's no more output
While 1
    $output &= StdoutRead($ourProcess)
    If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
WEnd

; Test for the string RUNNING in the output
If StringInStr($output, "RUNNING") Then
    MsgBox(0, "Debug", "Service " & $ourService & " is running.")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Debug", "Service " & $ourService & " is not running.")
EndIf

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You could check the SAFEBOOT_OPTION environment variable. Not sure if this will work for AD Restore Mode.

$mode = EnvGet( "SAFEBOOT_OPTION" )
If $mode == "" Then MsgBox(0, "Safemode Status", "Your computer is not in safemode.")
If $mode == "Minimal" Then MsgBox(0, "Safemode Status", "Your computer is in normal safemode.")
If $mode == "Network" Then MsgBox(0, "Safemode Status", "Your computer is in safemode with networking.")
If $mode == "DsRepair" Then MsgBox(0, "Safemode Status", "Your computer is in AD Restore Mode.")
Edited by big_daddy

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You could check the SAFEBOOT_OPTION environment variable. Not sure if this will work for AD Restore Mode.

Woot! Way to go, Big MO. According to this it's set to DsRepair in AD Repair mode. Edited by DaveF

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Woot! Way to go, Big MO. According to this it's set to DsRepair in AD Repair mode.

Good find yourself! Updated my last post for AD Restore Mode.

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Awesome, never seen that before. Good info big_daddy.

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Awesome, never seen that before. Good info big_daddy.

yeh really good info good man!

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