SBS 2008 not booting after recent Microsoft Update

Posted on 2012-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-04-08
We're running 2008 SBS. Yesterday there was some sort of MS security update, which asked to reboot.
After the reboot the server is still handing "applying computer settings".
The majority of services is not running.
I tried to boot to safe mode but couldn't log in there due to the message "network logon service not running". I only can boot to the command prompt.
Any way for me not to restore the complete image backup?
Would be really fine.

Thanks in advance,
Alex Barba.
Question by:bubu12345
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Expert Comment

by:Abbas Haidar
ID: 37800541
ok boot in safe mode and make sure that IPV6 is checked under tcp/ip setings! you can always run msconfig on safe mode and startup microsoft services only and start diagmosing!
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Expert Comment

by:James H
ID: 37800548
Did you disable IPv6?
Try to reboot again into safe mode with networking and verify that this is enabled.

Author Comment

ID: 37800550
Thanks, that was my plan as well, but as i said, i can't login to the safe mode cause the logon services are not running (at least that's the message).
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Expert Comment

by:Abbas Haidar
ID: 37800573
ok I had the same problem. type in the domain\username as username and yourpassword. you might see on the login menu that you have the domain selected but just make sure you type in domainname.local\username and the password and uplug the network cable fromn the back of the server.

Author Comment

ID: 37800574
Any chance to edit the IP setting in the registry?
I can run regedit in the repair mode.

Expert Comment

by:Abbas Haidar
ID: 37800582
type in domain\username manualy and it will work

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Davies
ID: 37800630
If you choose safe mode with command prompt once it pops up you can press alt + cntrl and del go into task manager and click on new task and type in explorer.exe it should start windows explorer and you will be able to un install the update that caused the problem.

Accepted Solution

bubu12345 earned 0 total points
ID: 37801384
Ok guys, thanks for your help, i was able to logon in the safe mode, but IPv6 was already checked and i was not able to uninstall the critical update (button "uninstall" was disabled) so i had to restore the whole system partition from my backup.

Expert Comment

by:Abbas Haidar
ID: 37801955
can we know what was the solution?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37820863
Nice suggestions, but i got the solution on myself

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