Unable to login to SBS2008 Server
Posted on 2011-10-25
Cannot login to SBS2008 server either directly from the keyboard or by terminal services.
As you login, it gets to the preparing desktop screen which holds there for an extended period.
An error message then appears “Windows SBS 2008 Console has stopped working”
If you close the message you get a second error
“an unauthorized change has been made to windows”
It then send you back to the login screen so you cannot get into the server.
Some casual research suggests this may be an activation/licensing issue, albeit the server was licensed and activated at its installation 2 years ago.
All programs, programs, data, printer and file access dependant on the server is functioning as normal but these messages are worrying and the inability to log on to the server desktop is an inconvenience.