Remote logon to win 2003 DC, starts loading personal settings then immediately disconnects session
Posted on 2011-02-24
I successfully demoted and re-promoted a remote tomb-stoned DC in one of our sites with a relatively poor connection.
I used DCPROMO /forceremoval and then removed all instances from our FSMO using Metadata cleanup utility. On the far side i renamed the server and rejoined the domain and then promoted it to a DC.
The users in the remote site have no complaints however since i restarted it upon the completion of AD i cannot RDP onto the server.
It opens the session, i enter my credentials and as soon as it gets to the stage 'Loading Personal Settings' it immediately disconnects my session.
We have no IT guy in the remote site so communication may be an issue but i have so far only tried having the server restarted.
I read somewhere that it may be a service issue, but even when i try to connect to the services through another server i get an 'Access Denied' Unable to open service control manager database on X.X.X.X
One more thing, replication is successful from remote site to hub, but not vice-versa.
Any assistance greatly appreciated