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Cannot Start Terminal Services Service on Windows 2003 Server (In Place Upgrade from 2000)

After performing an inplace upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 R2, I cannot RDP to the server.  I believe it is being caused by the Terminal Services service being stopped.  When I try to start it up, I get the following error:

Could not start the Terminal Services service on Local Computer
Error 1053:  The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion
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fmdb
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rhinocerosCommented:
This behavior can occur if the Terminal Services component is not installed or is disabled...

More info
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;222146
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Abhay PujariCommented:
This issue may be because your 2000 Server is not a terminal server. Try above suggestion. If it does not help, then revert back here.
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fmdbAuthor Commented:
It was a Windows 2000 Server but we performed an in-place upgrade.  I tried installing Terminal Services but that didn't work.  I have since uninstalled it.  There are a few other cases like this that I found on the Internet but the solution has been to just reinstall the OS.  I'm trying to avoid that extreme solution.
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Abhay PujariCommented:
I am still searching for the solution. But there is no clue. I found something interesting on http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Windows/microsoft.public.windows.terminal_services/2005-08/msg00924.html and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/thread/e8ff554f-735a-4ce8-a63a-2c67e3ddad3e.
I can suggest you to please call Microsoft support.
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fmdbAuthor Commented:
The two links you have provided are exactly the problem that I am experiencing.  The bad part is that no one seems to have solved this without a complete rebuild.
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Abhay PujariCommented:
Yes true. I too searching the net for the solution. But why not try Microsoft support? I guess they can help you out.
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fmdbAuthor Commented:
Paying Microsoft for support feels like admitting defeat in the eyes of Experts Exchange!
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Abhay PujariCommented:
Ok. Then I want to try one more time.
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fmdbAuthor Commented:
I resolved the issue by booting from the Windows 2003 Server CD and then performing a Repair Installation on top of itself.  This fixed the problem.
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Abhay PujariCommented:
Good to hear that you resolved it. thanks for updates.
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