SBS 2008 - Logon Problem - Logon then immediate logoff

Posted on 2011-04-27
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:qlogix
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    Expert Comment

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

    Author Comment

    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
    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
    Have you added Dymo to the Trusted Publishers in Access?

    Accepted Solution

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

    Author Closing Comment

    After reviewing the issue, and consulting Microsoft they stated we needed to reinstall.

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