sbs 2008 freezes for over an hour at every boot up after a fresh installation
Posted on 2010-03-29
I'm using a brand new Dell T610, two nic on board, Raid H700.
During my installation of sbs 08, I came across the "Configuring update state 3 of 3. 0%" issue under automatic windows update which finally done after "thousands of hours" and restart itself automatically after several trials of os reinstallation.
Whenever sbs 08 boots up and I login in at once, I can see the Security and Updates, and Backup are in Queryinig states in SBS console which hangs for over an hour to complete. During this hanging, only some small programs can be run such as notepad.exe, mspaint.exe. All administrative tools such as Dns, Dhcp, or AD User and Computer can't be run. If administrative tools run from Start Menu, start menu will be hung. If service button is clicked inside of Taskman, Taskman will be hung. If those tools run from command line, the command prompt will be hung. Once the "Querying" words turn to be other things, all administrative tools can be run normally at once. I notice that the "Updates" from three of them will change firstly and then the "Security" and "Backup" will change afterwards at once. Those hung administrative tools will be launched at once like a queue after seeing the "Querying" from "Updates" changed. I then disable all three windows update services and restart the server, but the condition persists. No matter I connect the cable to Internet or not, the condition persists.
Sbs 08 runs smooth in safe mode. What can I do to get it fixed?
Sbs 2008 is really terrifying me!