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SBS 2008 Please wait for the local session manager HUNG!

I have a SBS 2008 server installed that was shutoff incorrectly due to a power outage and a fail! from a UPS.
I have delayed all the exchange services in Safe Mode and ensured that sc querylock is FALSE.
Please help I have left it on for 24 hours hung on the "Please wait for the local session manager..."
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Guy-in-Transition
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Seems an issue with NIC Card setting.

Read the following links to understand and troubleshoot better

http://www.peppercrew.nl/index.php/2011/10/please-wait-for-the-local-session-manager/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661001

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
It maybe according to other posts but that one wasn't that helpful...it was about Citrix...kinda. my DC only has one IP. Thanks though. I will see if completely disabling my NIC will work. Let me know if you think of or find anything else.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Check the events that were kicking off when you're server was stuck at the logon screen, was it the DNS / DC / NIC issues that were causing issues?

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
There are some replication errors to an old secondary ad server. I'll see if anymore...
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
If you may and you should, remove that box using metadata clean up. Also, check if this secondary AD Server is added to your NIC Card as DNS Server.

Read: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
I cannot access the dc in safe mode to use metedata cleanup.
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
AD is running but can't open ad users and computers or use cmd metadata cleanup connections. Something has to be corrupt.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Where is it mentioned to perform metadata cleanup in safe mode?

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Exchange_Geek
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Seems to me more of a DNS Issue, in you're NIC - which box is sitting as primary and secondary DNS Server?

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Exchange_Geek
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
The SBS is the only dc now in the picture. The secondary server is gone.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
So, you'll need to clean it up using metadata cleanup- and i am more interested to check if your SBS is pointing or referring to the earlier server.

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Exchange_Geek
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
safe mode is where I can access a cmd prompt.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
I'm sort of surprised, which article you're referring that talks about safe mode?

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Exchange_Geek
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
surprised? Oh...let me better explain. I can not boot in normal startup..it just hangs at "Please wait for the local session manager" but I can boot up to safe mode (and safemode with networking and safe mode with cmd). In safe mode I can try to remove the secordary dc server but it is not accessing ad it's giving an error to connect to the domain. It will connect to the local computer (which is the same machine) but not the domain services in order to let me remove that old server's records as a backup dc. I can NOT open ad Users and Computers either (in safe mode) to do the same thru the GUI. Is AD corrupt?
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
Correction above..."I can NOT open ad Users and Computers either..."
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
give me a minute and I'll give you the exact error codes....
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
Dude...YOU WERE RIGHT! I disable my NIC and it can right up! Think I got a bad NIC or should I try enabling it now that it's up?
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Guy-in-TransitionAuthor Commented:
Disabling the NIC allowed me to boot up normally again and from there is was updates and patches. I had to put all the exchange services back to their normal startup type and once the delayed startup services were up, I was able to open AD again. GOOD LOOKING OUT! There were some MS updates that ran before the restart that caused all of this. Probably a bad update.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Glad to have helped you out.

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Exchange_Geek
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