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profiles and permissions in server 2008

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We are running server 2008. It has been running fine until a few days ago.
Now all the workstations, when logging in, cannot locate their profiles correctly and there is a second logon screen poppng up asking for a username and password.
It is as if the workstations are not part opf a domain.
Also, the workstations cannot be pinged from the werver and the netview command from the server gives a 6118 error message.
As far as I know nothing has changed on the server or workstations.
There is one thing I have noticed - the disk space on C Drive is down to 1 gb

Please can someobe advise on a course of action
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In your example, There may be more then one thing wrong. However, The most alarming is the disk size. You need to have plenty of space for windows 2008. It is a peacock and it wants to fly:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753439(WS.10).aspx

The second logoin mau be the local login as the server is likely not responding to requests. It may be picking up dhcp from somewhere else. I dont know on that but  get the free disk space over 15 GB first.

Good luck!

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I don't think that 1 GB free space is causing the problem on your DC. Check event logs on your DC, file server, and PCs. There should be a good clue in there.
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Agree, checking the event logs is the 1st place to usually look as to whats going on.

start/run/eventvwr

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do you guys have any idea what may be causing this - event logs are very big and have a lot of info to search through
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look for warnings and errors to start with on the logs.  Start with the most recent.
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the one error that stands out is a "file replication error due to low disk space". I presume that this would effect profiles and shares, which is where the problems are at the moment
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please close question
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I registerd the NIC with DNS and all the associations were recreated.
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Glad you got it fixed Doctorbill.  You would be correct on the disk space btw.  Some reason I never got alerted you responded to this, sorry about that.

Kevin
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