Cannot view network connections

Posted on 2006-03-21
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have a Windows 2003 server that starts up VERY slow.  It is a domain controller, an enterprise CA, and is running SQL 2000.  It reboots and all services start just fine, databases startup, users can access files from it over the network, etc.  It just takes forever to get to the ctrl; alt; del screen at the console.  Remote desktop no longer works.  To login locally takes 45 minutes.  Component services snap-in is inaccessible.  Network Connections inaccessible.  I'm not sure what changed on it, but I've tried reinstalling COM+ as per other posts.  I can boot in Safe mode, but this is a production SQL box, so my time window is limited.  Anyone know anything else that I could check that would clear this matter up?  Oh yeah, it is also running Symantec System Center and VP.  I suspected that at first, but now I'm not too sure.
Question by:FMBT
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    Do you get errors in the event log?


    Author Comment

    I get this warning in the System Log:
    The currently selected KDC certificate was once valid, but now is invalid and no suitable replacement was found.  Smartcard logon may not function correctly if this problem is not remedied.  Have the system administrator check on the state of the domain's public key infrastructure.  The chain status is in the error data.

    This is Windows 2003 Standard, and we don't use Smartcards.

    This morning I tried some things:

    1. I removed IIS and went through the steps of trying to get COM+ working again.  Something like this:
    From a DOS prompt, C:\> move %WinDir%\System32\Clbcatq.dll %WinDir%\System32\~Clbcatq.dll
    C:\> cd %windir% C:\WINDOWS> rmdir /s Registration
    C:\> reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\COM3
    Went to the control panel, select "Add/Remove program files" and then "Add/Remove windows components", clicked "Next" and it will reinstalled COM+, however, I received this error message:

    Sub-component COM+ raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message. d:\srv03rtm\com\complus\src\complussetup\comsetup\ccompluscore.cpp (line 561) Error Code = 0x80040206 An unexpected internal error was detectedThe COM+ event classes could not be registered.

    So, from a DOS prompt I registered these two files, again:
    C:\WINDOWS> regsvr32 ole32.dll
    C:\WINDOWS> regsvr32 oleaut32

    Now, I have the IIS Admin service quiting at startup with the error: The IIS Admin Service service terminated with the following error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    While I was in Safe Mode I went and disabled all Symantec stuff for virus protection, etc. to no avail.  The login screen still takes about 45 minutes to appear and then once logged in it takes another 45 minutes for the desktop to appear.  Plus now I have to fix SharePoint Services that used to run on this box!

    Author Comment

    This morning I tried one more thing...I disabled the APC services running on this box and low and behold I was able to get to the login screen in a reasonable amount of time!  No I have this other problem....

    IIS will not start.  IIS Admin service is terminating with the error:  It cannot find the file specified.  I will do some searching around for this one, but I think it has to do with the fact that I carried out those earlier commands and tried to reinstall IIS.  

    At least my server is responding nicer now!  Oh yeah, I downloaded and installed the APC 7.0.4 JRE update.  Have not restarted the service yet however.  Also, I still cannot get into the IIS snap-in.  Is that because IIS is not starting though?

    Author Comment

    I tried to run the "Configure My Server" wizard and I got to the point where I could try to install IIS again.  It failed.  Said setup could not complete and to try again later.  Ha!

    I noticed that the World Wide Publishing service was not in my Services snap-in.  So, IIS is gone form this box.  How do I get it back?

    Author Comment

    Well, today I finally got IIS completely off and then completely back on again.  I also removed all traces of the APC software, yuk!

    I also removed my SharePoint Services, but I kept my MSDE databases.  So, today, I figured that since SharePoint was "decomissioned" I'd upgrade them to SQL.  That seemed to go fine.  I'm using a Domain Account to run the Application Pool process and SQL in my domain.  However, now I have a problem where I can't access the Administration pages.  I get this error:

    Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

    Parser Error Message: An error occurred loading a configuration file: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\template\admin\1033\web.config' is denied.

    I guess I'll be playing around with this one now for a while.  Looking for permissions....

    Author Comment

    You can close this, as the APC software was the problem.

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