Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 not shutting down

Was remotely logged onto an old Windows SBS 2003 Server via RDP and installed some backup software.  A restart was required at the end of the install and I selected the option in the installer to restart.  Server did not restart.  After a few minutes I selected start > shutdown > restart.  Lost my RDP connection.

Pings from another server never stopped.  Could not RDP back onto the server.  Connected to services and event logs from another system and could see the server was still running and did not look to be shutting things down.  Left for a while and found not change.

From another server ran: shutdown /r /f /m \\servername

Received the message: A system shutdown is in progress. (1115)

Downloaded PSTools > extracted

From the other server ran: pskill \\servername winlogon

Pings from another server then stopped.  Server restarted and reported an unexpected shutdown, but at least I had gained access to the server again.


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Posted by Admin - November 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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SBS 2003 RDP via RWW Error

Users were not able to connect to a Terminal server via SBS 2003 remote web workplace and got the following error:

“The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection. Please try connecting again later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your administrator.”

To resolve this I had to restart the MS ISA Server Control Service.
This also restarted dependent services and once all had restarted the problem was resolved.

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Posted by Admin - May 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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