Blank Desktop after rebooting Server 2003
Posted on 2009-04-11
I have a problem with Server 2003. All of the programs in Administrative Tools stopped working. About half of the
icons lost their proper icon and reverted to the default icon. Server Management stopped working. Task Manager
does not start by any of the three ways. After rebooting Server 2003, the logon screen appears normally, when
the administrator (or any user) logs on nothing appears on the desktop, it is totally blank. There are no icons, no
start button and no taskbar. Ctrl-Alt-Del opens the options window but clicking on task manager does nothing but
return me to a blank desktop. If I log off the only way to log back on is to reboot. The workstations all run
normally and they get can access the server and its services. Exchange continues to work fine.
This is the third time that within 9 months that this same thing has occurred. The only way to remedy the issue is
to reinstall Server 2003. The question is WHAT is this happening. I am at a loss.