Office 2003 SP2 + Server 2003 + Server 2003 SP2 = Freeze?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by thatotherguy, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy Guest

    Hey all,
    Ive got a Terminal Server running Windows Server 2003 with Office 2003 SP2
    running happy as larry, but a couple of months ago, I thought Id throw the
    SP2 for Server 2003 at it because, you know, Service Packs are supposed to be
    good things.

    A couple of days later, the server had it's first ever freeze. All user
    accounts started locking up (not all at the same time, sort of like dominos
    falling over) and while the server would still accept incoming RDP
    connections, it would freeze immediately after login, so we had to restarted
    the server (which is a pain becuase it's hosted off site). Being it's first
    ever crash, I didnt think much of it, the Event Log held no clues, so we went
    on with our day.

    About 3 or 4 days later, same thing. Get server restarted, nothing in Event
    Log. I rang around the stores trying to find out what people were doing, and
    most were in our accounting package and Outlook, and a few had Excel open.

    Few more days later, I was the first account that crashed, and all I had
    open was Word, so after restart, I uninstalled Office just to test for a few
    days, and everything was sweet. Of course, I had to put it back on, since
    all the staff were climbing my back to get their emails. And then the server
    crashed again.

    So I finally remove the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. And the server
    has been up ever since, whcih was about 2 months ago.

    Anyone else seen anything similar to this?
    thatotherguy, Aug 13, 2007
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