Unable to start “Server for NIS” service; “An error occurred accessing the Windows Registry. Error: %1”

Recently we go an issue where the “Server for NIS” service was not starting on Windows 2003 R2, x64. The error code as per the vent logs was: Event ID 8194. We referred to the TechNet document http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd316252(v=ws.10).aspx and followed the instruction. But this did not help. We also checked the schema on the DC and…