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RDP Black Screen

Posted on 2010-09-17
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Windows 2003 Standard
When you initially log into it through RDP - it is a black screen. Here's the thing - its not TOTALLY black like a stalled RDP session - you can read in white:

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition

and see the progress bar.

You cannot see the login name and password and Log Into fields. However - if you are patient and know how to log into the machine - you are able to blindly type in your login name and password and it lets you in and all is fine - no color disorientation or anything. Looks normal.

Anyone seen this before? It is a terminal server of ours and in use. We have rebooted it - same issue remains. No strange events in event log.
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by:Azhrei1
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lol, I have that too! Has been like that for over a year on my DC, was never able to figure it out. It happened right after I had a diskspace issue on the OS-drive. After resolving it the problem didn't go away, nothing in the eventlog on how to fix it.
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by:vpnsol123
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We are good on space - thx for the info - hopefully someone has seen this somewhere too and possibly found what may fix it
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by:astevens_IT
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I once had a similar issue with this on my XP machine. It had to do with an updated video card driver. Do you know if you've recently updated the video card drivers on your system? Maybe you can revert back to an older version.
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I saw an article about this when troubleshooting another fix for black terminal services logon. I thought it was interesting and it stuck in my head for some reason. I thought you might like this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906510
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This fixed it - thx
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by:Xtenso
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tnx a lot !

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