In the office we have a Windows SBS 2008 server, I was doing a log of what was on all our machines in the office when I noticed that this server was not displaying any info in the basic information screen. After a bit of searching I discovered that nearly all of the services that should be running are not running. They are all set to automatic like they should be, if I try to manually start them they just time out and do not start.
I can not look at the network connectivity settings or anything else about the server because the "Diagnostic Policy Service" is one of the services that is not running.
The server also takes about 20 minutes to shut down, hanging a lot on the closing down of the group policies and services.
I also tried to boot from the disc to try and access the repair console but it will not boot from it, set all the BIOS correctly but it continues to ask for a valid boot media. Don't know if this is a separate issue or somehow related.