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Old 28-08-2008
Chris Benton
 
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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.)

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Old 28-08-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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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

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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.)
>



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Old 28-08-2008
Chris Benton
 
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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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