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Thread: Server still functions, but cannot log in locally or remotely

  1. #1
    Chris Benton Guest

    Server still functions, but cannot log in locally or remotely

    Running Windows Server 2003 SP1 on an HP DL380. A couple of weeks ago, we
    developed a problem where we are unable to log in to the server either
    locally or remotely. It will work okay for a few days, then we get a gray
    screen with no login prompt, and we simply get disconnected after a few
    minutes; however, clients are able to log in, authenticate, and use server
    resources as if nothing's wrong. Only a hard shutdown/restart clears up the
    problem. The event logs show nothing amiss. Eventually, a login prompt will
    show up at the console, but the login process takes over an hour and when I'm
    finally logged in, I notice that no services are running at all. If I try to
    do anything in Active Directory via MMC, I'm told that a DC cannot be found.
    I'm mystified as to what could be causing this. Any ideas? Virus/malware
    scans always come up negative. (We're running Trend Micro OfficeScan with the
    latest engine/virus definitions.)

  2. #2
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Server still functions, but cannot log in locally or remotely

    Hello Chris,

    Do you use SBS 2003? Have a look on this articles:
    http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...01/453504.aspx

    Grey Screen at Logon


    Also see here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924995/en-us

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Running Windows Server 2003 SP1 on an HP DL380. A couple of weeks ago,
    > we developed a problem where we are unable to log in to the server
    > either locally or remotely. It will work okay for a few days, then we
    > get a gray screen with no login prompt, and we simply get disconnected
    > after a few minutes; however, clients are able to log in,
    > authenticate, and use server resources as if nothing's wrong. Only a
    > hard shutdown/restart clears up the problem. The event logs show
    > nothing amiss. Eventually, a login prompt will show up at the console,
    > but the login process takes over an hour and when I'm finally logged
    > in, I notice that no services are running at all. If I try to do
    > anything in Active Directory via MMC, I'm told that a DC cannot be
    > found. I'm mystified as to what could be causing this. Any ideas?
    > Virus/malware scans always come up negative. (We're running Trend
    > Micro OfficeScan with the latest engine/virus definitions.)
    >




  3. #3
    Chris Benton Guest

    Re: Server still functions, but cannot log in locally or remotely

    Thanks. We're not running SBS, but 2k3 Standard Edition. I will give this
    solution a try, however, and let you know what happens.

    "Meinolf Weber" wrote:

    > Hello Chris,
    >
    > Do you use SBS 2003? Have a look on this articles:
    > http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...01/453504.aspx
    >
    > Grey Screen at Logon
    >
    >
    > Also see here:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924995/en-us
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Meinolf Weber
    > Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    > no rights.
    > ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    > ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >
    >
    > > Running Windows Server 2003 SP1 on an HP DL380. A couple of weeks ago,
    > > we developed a problem where we are unable to log in to the server
    > > either locally or remotely. It will work okay for a few days, then we
    > > get a gray screen with no login prompt, and we simply get disconnected
    > > after a few minutes; however, clients are able to log in,
    > > authenticate, and use server resources as if nothing's wrong. Only a
    > > hard shutdown/restart clears up the problem. The event logs show
    > > nothing amiss. Eventually, a login prompt will show up at the console,
    > > but the login process takes over an hour and when I'm finally logged
    > > in, I notice that no services are running at all. If I try to do
    > > anything in Active Directory via MMC, I'm told that a DC cannot be
    > > found. I'm mystified as to what could be causing this. Any ideas?
    > > Virus/malware scans always come up negative. (We're running Trend
    > > Micro OfficeScan with the latest engine/virus definitions.)
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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