SBS2008 console session stuck on "Please wait for the Local Session Manager".
Posted on 2013-09-01
We have an otherwise apparently fully functional SBS2008 machine which on start-up follows the usual sequence ("Applying computer settings..." and so forth") but then before getting to Ctrl-Alt-Del (so I don't think it's a user profile issue) it just stops on "Please wait for the Local Session Manager...". In the background the server continues to start up normally, and can be connected to using Remote Desktop. All services appear to run normally, it's just not possible to log on locally from the console because the Session Manager message sticks there indefinitely.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!