Hi, I wonder if someone could help, as I am tearing my hair out over this one;
I am looking after a SBS 2011 server, has been running absolutely fine up until now.
The problem was that no updates were being deployed through WSUS to new Windows 8.1 clients.
I read up a little on the situation, and found what I thought was a solution.
KB2734608 - an update to WSUS 3.0 SP2.
I installed it, it took about 5 minutes. I restarted the server, and once it had started, I went to the SBS console, and did a synchronise. Sure enough, communication was re-established between the 8.1 clients and the SBS server, and the updates soon followed.
Then my problems started.
After a server restart, first of all I noticed my VPN connection to the server dropping (I maintain this server remotely).
Then the users reported losing drive mappings, network printers. Funnily enough, Exchange seems relatively unscathed.
In a roundabout way, I established a Teamviewer session to one of the PC's in the network, and RDP'd into the server. Sometimes it would go in ok, but everything was really slow.
At the moment, I can't seem to RDP into the server at all.
I'm getting messages like;
Please wait for the group policy client
Please wait for the user profile service
Preparing Your Desktop
Then a black screen
Sometimes in the past, I've managed to get logged in, but just get a black desktop, none of my icons, and a message similar to
"the server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect"
"C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted."
I've been trying to restart the server remotely using the command line in the past
shutdown /r /m \\server
but now I'm just getting the message
the entered computer name is not valid, or remote shutdown is not supported on the target computer........(53).
So I really don't know what to do!
Please could someone help?!