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Old 12-06-2008
skitzsofrenick
 
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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?

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Old 12-06-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: Immediate logoff after logon


"skitzsofrenick" <skitzsofrenick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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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?


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)


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Old 12-06-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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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?
>



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Old 12-06-2008
skitzsofrenick
 
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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?
> >

>
>
>

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Old 18-06-2008
Fixer982
 
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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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