Windows 2000 Small Business Server Stops Responding after Automatic Update
Posted on 2005-04-25
Last weekend (Apr-16-2005) I had two Windows 2000 Small Business Servers go through the automatic update process at 3:00 a.m. in the morning. When the servers automatically rebooted, both servers would not reboot, just the blue screen with no CTRL-ALT-DELETE for login. I manually rebooted and entered Safe Mode successfully (no networking, no command prompt – tried it with those but didn’t work).
I have finally narrowed the problem down to a couple of things. Setup first to help... One of the Win2000 SBS servers is the DOMAIN controller and the other is a web server. All of our users access a 3rd server running Win2003 server using Remote Desktop Connection with security being authenticated on the DOMAIN controller.
I can Disable Terminal Services under Services on both machines and both will boot up normally for administrator logins. However, I need Terminal Services on both of these machines to administer, add users, etc. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no success.
On the Domain Controller - Licensing is no longer working and the Admin and Personal Consoles fail to initialize. Veritas Backup will also not startup.