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Server 2003 most services don't start

This one will be hard to explain but here we go.
I've got a VM running server 2003. It has major services problems.
1. About 80 to 90 percent of the "automatic" services fail to start. attempting to start them fails with a 1053 timely fashion error"
2. it has IP address, but when opening network connections, it is empty
3. I cannot unjoin it from the domain as it gives me the following "The identification of the computer cannot be changed becuase: Networking is not installed or is not properly configured"
4. I have unistalled the virtual NIC and reinstalled it.
5. looking at administrators group, the members are Administrator, and what should be Domain Admins, however it shows up as an orphan GUID? S-1-5-21......
6. unable to RDP
7. GPupdate /force fails with "Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (the system detected a possible attempt to compromise security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you).
There's probably more...but my mind is melting after hours of troubleshooting...anyway, any help is appreciated

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NarendraGCommented:
have you installed latest .net frame work?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Have you installed the additions for Hyoer-V or Virtual PC?

Or if it's VMWare the guest tools?
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nappy_dCommented:
Let's take a look at your event viewer on the server.

Please post about 5-10 of the stop errors from the event viewer for review.
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ChiefITCommented:
Can you log onto safemode with network support? If so, it's your nic driver and all of your communications services for windows networking, (like Netbios, DNS, DHCP client, will not work). Anything that depends upon a working network connection will not work either. This means the workstation service, RPC, yadah...yadah...yadah...


All of your networking service applets amount to about 9/10 th's of them.

Logging onto safemode with network support will allow you to boot using the generic microsoft NIC drivers that should be usable by any NIC.

It's my guess that your image has the wrong NIC driver, (and maybe other drivers), for that machine.
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AHECAuthor Commented:
NarendraG:  .NET Framework 3.5 SP
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AHECAuthor Commented:
demazter:  yes, GuestTools installed
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nappy_dCommented:
can you post some event log errors?
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AHECAuthor Commented:
nappy_d:  Please see attached.  Rebooted this morning and grabbed the logs afterwards.
Security-Log.txt
Application-Log.txt
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nappy_dCommented:
also the system log please? :)
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AHECAuthor Commented:
ChiefIT:  Network Connections still show blank after reboot into Safe Mode.  Can get to the internet.  IPSec Driver starts in Bypass mode according to event viewer.
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AHECAuthor Commented:
nappy_d:  Sorry Security = System... just mistyped
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ChiefITCommented:
Now it sounds like a driver conflict:

Go to device manager>>click the "View" drop down menu>>Select "show hidden devices". Now, you might have a NIC that has a yellow exclamation point on it. Right click/Delete that driver, and reboot.
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himvyCommented:


Is the dhcp client service and tcp\ip netbios service is started?
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AHECAuthor Commented:
ChiefIT:  No yellow exclamation point on NIC
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AHECAuthor Commented:
himvy:  DHCP service is running.  TCP\IP net bios is not started and will not start "does not respond in timely fashion"
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ChiefITCommented:
Sounds like DNS and TCP/IP services are working fine if you are getting out to the internet.

Your RPC locator service requires netbios. That will help RPC index these machines.

Your workstation and server services require netbios. But these services are not depended upon RPC. So, if these services are also having problems, you are looking at a netbios problem.

Go into "my network places" and see what the list of computers looks like. If a partial list or null list please go to your NIC configuration>>TCP/IP properties>>WINS tab>>and enable Netbios over TCP/IP (not the default of Netbios over DHCP).

You will also want to go into Windows firewall and Allow Netbios. (If Windows firewall is enabled on the server).

NOW, who hosts DHCP server services, (your router or your server)?
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AHECAuthor Commented:
my network places errors out..cannot browse.
DHCP is hosted by a server

Anyone know how I can force server 2003 box to unjoin domain via command prompt or other?
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ChiefITCommented:
Why unjoin your 2003 box? Let's fix Netbios.

Please provide IPconfig /all on your DC.
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ChiefITCommented:
This is will be a pretty easy fix, if we can determine what's knocking down netbios:

It's probably windows firewall or something simple like that.
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himvyCommented:


do you have 951746 and 951748 installed?,if yes then uninstall both of them and reboot the machine.
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AHECAuthor Commented:
it was a GPO issue, deleting the following keys and rebooting solved the issue

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

Thank you all for your assistance
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