SBS 2003 SP2 - Corrupt Admininstrator account
Posted on 2009-05-04
I'm unable to log in to the server while sitting there. The error message is that this account is not allowed to log in. I can log in remotely via TS using the same credentials but can not create a new user, cannot view event logs, and when I try and drill down in Exchange Server in MMC, MMC crashes with the message asking if I want to report the error to Microsoft. The error signature refers to AppName: mmc.exe, AppVer: 5.2.3790.3959 and ModName is ntdll.dll When I try to access an event log, I get an error stating: "Unable to complete the operation on "Application". Access is denied."
Along with this issue is the server looses internet connectivity nightly - when this happens, I can ping the public IP of the router, but cannot ping the public IP for the server nic. When there is connectivity I can ping both IP addresses. I'm going to look at the NIC and test it, but with access problems under the Administrator account it's a bit dicey. There is another account that I can log in with that does have admin privileges.
If I rename the admin profile (C;\documents and Settings\administrator) will that resolve the permission issues? Or, is there something more going on and other things to look at?
There are other issues with this server and I'm on the verge of just wiping the drive and starting fresh.