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      10-03-2008
The computer is a Windows 2003 Server, Standard, SP2, configured as
file/print server on the domain. A couple of days ago, the server stopped
responding to ctrl-alt-del to unlock the server, and remote access stopped
working also. I feel like the problem has to do with too many terminal
services sessions in use or something related to that, but I thought a
reboot would clear that up. It didn't. After reboot, I'm back in the
situation where I can't remote access the server (either on the lan or over
the internet via RDP) and it will not respond to ctrl-alt-del. I'm obviously
going to have to reboot again, but when I do, any thoughts on how I can
troubleshoot this problem? Thanks.


 
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      10-03-2008

"dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
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> The computer is a Windows 2003 Server, Standard, SP2, configured as
> file/print server on the domain. A couple of days ago, the server stopped
> responding to ctrl-alt-del to unlock the server, and remote access stopped
> working also. I feel like the problem has to do with too many terminal
> services sessions in use or something related to that, but I thought a
> reboot would clear that up. It didn't. After reboot, I'm back in the
> situation where I can't remote access the server (either on the lan or
> over the internet via RDP) and it will not respond to ctrl-alt-del. I'm
> obviously going to have to reboot again, but when I do, any thoughts on
> how I can troubleshoot this problem? Thanks.


You may have to perform a System State restore from your most recent backup.


 
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      10-03-2008

"Pegasus (MVP)" <> wrote in message
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> "dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
> news:%...
>> The computer is a Windows 2003 Server, Standard, SP2, configured as
>> file/print server on the domain. A couple of days ago, the server stopped
>> responding to ctrl-alt-del to unlock the server, and remote access
>> stopped working also. I feel like the problem has to do with too many
>> terminal services sessions in use or something related to that, but I
>> thought a reboot would clear that up. It didn't. After reboot, I'm back
>> in the situation where I can't remote access the server (either on the
>> lan or over the internet via RDP) and it will not respond to
>> ctrl-alt-del. I'm obviously going to have to reboot again, but when I do,
>> any thoughts on how I can troubleshoot this problem? Thanks.

>
> You may have to perform a System State restore from your most recent
> backup.
>

Wow, didn't think the problem was that serious. So now my question is, won't
my most recent system state backup reflect the erroneous settings, and
therefore not help when I restore it?


 
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      10-03-2008

"dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
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> "Pegasus (MVP)" <> wrote in message
> news:...
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>> "dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
>> news:%...
>>> The computer is a Windows 2003 Server, Standard, SP2, configured as
>>> file/print server on the domain. A couple of days ago, the server
>>> stopped responding to ctrl-alt-del to unlock the server, and remote
>>> access stopped working also. I feel like the problem has to do with too
>>> many terminal services sessions in use or something related to that, but
>>> I thought a reboot would clear that up. It didn't. After reboot, I'm
>>> back in the situation where I can't remote access the server (either on
>>> the lan or over the internet via RDP) and it will not respond to
>>> ctrl-alt-del. I'm obviously going to have to reboot again, but when I
>>> do, any thoughts on how I can troubleshoot this problem? Thanks.

>>
>> You may have to perform a System State restore from your most recent
>> backup.
>>

> Wow, didn't think the problem was that serious. So now my question is,
> won't my most recent system state backup reflect the erroneous settings,
> and therefore not help when I restore it?


If this is an easy question to answer then you'll get lots of replies. If it
is not then you may need a sledge-hammer solution in the form of a System
Restore. Of course you must select a backup that was taken before the
problem occurred!


 
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      10-12-2008
In case anyone googles this in the future, a second reboot finally solved
this.

"dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
news:%...
> The computer is a Windows 2003 Server, Standard, SP2, configured as
> file/print server on the domain. A couple of days ago, the server stopped
> responding to ctrl-alt-del to unlock the server, and remote access stopped
> working also. I feel like the problem has to do with too many terminal
> services sessions in use or something related to that, but I thought a
> reboot would clear that up. It didn't. After reboot, I'm back in the
> situation where I can't remote access the server (either on the lan or
> over the internet via RDP) and it will not respond to ctrl-alt-del. I'm
> obviously going to have to reboot again, but when I do, any thoughts on
> how I can troubleshoot this problem? Thanks.
>



 
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