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SBS 2011 blank desktop

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I configured a new SBS 2011 Standard server. When I brought it out to the site, it starts up and gives me the Server management Console but nothing else except a blank blue background for the desktop. No icons, nothing. I can start the task manager.

I can restart, log on/off, etc. Just no icons on the desktop
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Question by:dgrenda
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tearman earned 500 total points
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Right click on the desktop and make sure "View->Show Desktop Icons" is checked
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by:dgrenda
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I get no response with the right-click. No sub menu
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by:dgrenda
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Had cable plugged into wrong NIC port in back. Strange symptom. THanks for you help
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by:Infotech2008
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I am not getting a sub menu when right click on desktop.  I see the console when server is up.  No icon is displayed.  Where do I right click?
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by:jayballentine
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I am having a similar problem. The Desktop is blank no icons, and not start menu. Right click on desktop does not bring up a menu. If i close out of the standard console, all i have is a blue screen. The only option is the ctrl + alt + del.  I have the normal option on this screen. i have rebooted several times. And no change.  The old standard windows hoy keys do not work either.

What can i do?
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by:xsquid40
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This would have been a great one to actually answer for once
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by:dgrenda
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Yeah, if I don't actually get an answer around here to my problem I still hand out the points. Some of the "experts" are sensitive. I just pick who said the most stuff and give them the points.
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