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  1. #1
    skitzsofrenick Guest

    Immediate logoff after logon

    Does anyone know why windows 2003 would log off a user right after logon? I
    thought it may be due to a corrupt profile, so I logged into it for the first
    time and it happened to me. It only happens via console or RDP. Safe mode is
    fine. I dont see anything in the event viewer other than some apps that are
    being shutdown in mid stream due to the logoff. I am having the user check
    any programs or updates that were installed to compare this to when the
    server started showing issues. I also checked a chkdisk.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: Immediate logoff after logon


    "skitzsofrenick" <skitzsofrenick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B96AB17A-E8AA-47F6-96F6-48CE2439FA87@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know why windows 2003 would log off a user right after logon?
    > I
    > thought it may be due to a corrupt profile, so I logged into it for the
    > first
    > time and it happened to me. It only happens via console or RDP. Safe mode
    > is
    > fine. I dont see anything in the event viewer other than some apps that
    > are
    > being shutdown in mid stream due to the logoff. I am having the user check
    > any programs or updates that were installed to compare this to when the
    > server started showing issues. I also checked a chkdisk.
    >
    > Any ideas?


    This usually happens when the system is unable to locate userinit.exe,
    e.g. when the system drive letter changes after a disk cloning operation.
    However, it then persists both in Normal and in Safe Mode. Try
    checking the system drive letter by booting in Normal Mode and
    running this command:
    psexec \\YourServer cmd
    (psexec.exe: www.sysinternals.com)



  3. #3
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Immediate logoff after logon

    Hello skitzsofrenick,

    See here about it:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555648

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Does anyone know why windows 2003 would log off a user right after
    > logon? I thought it may be due to a corrupt profile, so I logged into
    > it for the first time and it happened to me. It only happens via
    > console or RDP. Safe mode is fine. I dont see anything in the event
    > viewer other than some apps that are being shutdown in mid stream due
    > to the logoff. I am having the user check any programs or updates that
    > were installed to compare this to when the server started showing
    > issues. I also checked a chkdisk.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >




  4. #4
    skitzsofrenick Guest

    Re: Immediate logoff after logon

    Interesting. Thanks. I passed this down. I will also mention that apparently
    it happened a few months ago after updates were dl and installed, the system
    possibly ran out of space at the time. Maybe a bad/partial install of one?
    who knows. I guess files were compressed and removed via microsofts built-in
    utility.. Could compression be a possible cause here, now if the wrong files
    were del i can see that being an issue which is also in the link...


    "Meinolf Weber" wrote:

    > Hello skitzsofrenick,
    >
    > See here about it:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555648
    >
    > 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
    >
    > > Does anyone know why windows 2003 would log off a user right after
    > > logon? I thought it may be due to a corrupt profile, so I logged into
    > > it for the first time and it happened to me. It only happens via
    > > console or RDP. Safe mode is fine. I dont see anything in the event
    > > viewer other than some apps that are being shutdown in mid stream due
    > > to the logoff. I am having the user check any programs or updates that
    > > were installed to compare this to when the server started showing
    > > issues. I also checked a chkdisk.
    > >
    > > Any ideas?
    > >

    >
    >
    >


  5. #5
    Fixer982 Guest

    RE: Immediate logoff after logon

    Hi,

    We rolled out a new Legal Notice using a registry file, and 2 of our older
    servers which had the windows folder as c:\WINNT had the same problem. Check
    using remote registry that the userinit.exe path is correct as the article
    mentioned.
    Worked for us (it was a dumb mistake).

    Regards
    Ian

    "skitzsofrenick" wrote:

    > Does anyone know why windows 2003 would log off a user right after logon? I
    > thought it may be due to a corrupt profile, so I logged into it for the first
    > time and it happened to me. It only happens via console or RDP. Safe mode is
    > fine. I dont see anything in the event viewer other than some apps that are
    > being shutdown in mid stream due to the logoff. I am having the user check
    > any programs or updates that were installed to compare this to when the
    > server started showing issues. I also checked a chkdisk.
    >
    > Any ideas?


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