server stuck on applying computer settings

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
i have a new 2003 server that we installed in our network I rebooted it and it is sitting on applying computer settings
Question by:zenworksb
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    That might indcate a problem with applying the Group Policy.  Is the server a domain controller or domain member server?

    Could you try the following

    booting the server up in safe mode.  If it boots successfully, check the event log, there should be loads of errorsrelating toproblem applying the group policy
    booting the server up disconnected from network.  It will unable to apply the policy, so may boot up wothout a problem.

    Next stepw ould be to try and rest the local machine policy to the defaults

    Are you able to ping or otherwise access the server whilst it is in this state?

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