SBS 2008 - Logon Problem - Logon then immediate logoff

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a SBS 2008 server, that I attempted a Service Pack 2 update on. The update failed, I finally have the server up and running again, however I "cannot" login to it on the physical machine or RDP from normal mode, safe mode with networking, or directory services restore mode, with any account. I "can" login thru basic safe mode. All other modes simply display "please wait for user profile service", then "Preparing desktop" then, "Logoff" and it returns to the CTRL+ALT+DEL prompt. All other functions appear to be working normally.

Any Ideas?
Question by:Mike Miller
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Expert Comment

ID: 35481132
Login to safe mode and check for errors in the System log from when you tried logging in via normal mode.

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by:Mike Miller
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I have checked and there are no Winlogin records in the Error log. The only things in the log are service startup and network connection informational messages.
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by:Davis McCarn
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You should definitely have service start failures in the system section; but, you'll need to check a time period when you were not running in Safe Mode.  There should also be a log for the SP2 installation errors and the key to fixing it is in both of those.
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by:Davis McCarn
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Have you added Dymo to the Trusted Publishers in Access?

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Thank your for your help everyone. We ended up just reinstalling the OS.

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by:Mike Miller
ID: 35696461
After reviewing the issue, and consulting Microsoft they stated we needed to reinstall.

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