Taskmanager and Terminal services manager not working on Terminal server (Win2k)
Posted on 2003-12-11
This is the situation.
We have about 16 servers running Windows 2000 server and 1 running Advanced server.
Most of the 16 servers are running remote admin terminal services
4 are running in application mode.
The Advanced server is running in application mode.
most servers are running SP4 with the latest hot fixes (as of 10/12/03)
A few are not (in an attemp to see it was a SP or hot fix that caused the problem)
When the server is first switched on it works fine.
After a while trying to bring up Task Manager fails, and trying to run Terminal services manager also fails.
Taskmanager - it looks like it minimised, in other words it's a small graph next to the clock on the taskbar.
clicking on it make no differance, changing the screen rez make no differance (as in it's not been used under a very
high screen rez and now being used on a lower one and is now of the screen). When you come to log off a
message appears saying that "taskman.exe" is not responding and would i like to end the task!
Terminal Server Manager - it first seems to run ie the window appears. it looks ok on the left hand side of the
window (showing the local machine name IE "T-Server01" . However on the right hand side the box is a kind of grey
colour with the words "Terminal Services Manager is currently gathering information about this server".
Then it seems to just hang.. and again when i log out i get the message about terminal serverice manager is not
responding.. end task etc..
Rebooting the box seem's to solve this for a while then its broken again....
I have had a look around the net but i've not found anything close to this problem..
Can anyone help..??