Win 2003 SBS logon problem

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north1

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I had this server installed by a technician as a file server. I tried to upgrade it a few times but the settings were so tight it wouldnt even allow automatic updates. There is no antivirus program on the server but all the worstations do. My problem now is that I can't log on to the server. It accepts my user and pass, prepares network connections, then I see the desktop for a second or two and then loops back to the logon screen (ctrl+alt+del). Many other owners have this same problem but I havent found anyone with a fix. I am able to access the server thru a workstation and found the server to have a virus (win32 Parite) which apparently does not damage the files. I have scanned it many times with AVG and at the end of the scan it says must reboot to heal, but since I am using a workstation to scan, it is the workstation that reboots and the virus is not healed. I have rebooted the server also by killing the battery but no luck. I dont know if both problems are related but they likely are. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Have you tried a remote access login? Chances are the server isn't set to accept connections but it's worth a try.... Click on start -> run... -> type mstsc in the box and ok. Enter the server ip address and see if you get a logon screen.

Otherwise, you'll have to reboot the server in safe mode and try to clean out the virus.
 

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rhynes.. I have tried the remote connection but its not enabled.. thanks for your reply.
Wanderer2.. the server is set to accept local logons..it does accept my user and pass.. it then goes on to prepare network connections, see the desktop for a split second then goes back to the ctrl-alt-del screen and keeps looping this way. As far as killing the battery..thought it would shut itself down properly and heal the virus as was suggested by avg on the workstation. Since I cannot login.. I cant change any settings..can only access shared files through the network. Thanks for your response.
 
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Did you try loging in as administrator? Does this happen will ALL accounts?
Can you access in safe mode?

Load mmc at a pc and then load that servers computer management console. What do the event logs say?
 

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I have tried both admin accounts and get the looping described above. Same result in safe mode. Wont accept limited user accounts. Here is a list of the files I can see through the network. Address Client Apps Clients Fax Client NetLogon Program Files SBSSVR.LOG SYSVOL tsclient tsweb and users.
I couldnt find any event logs through mmc and there was nothing under SBSSVR.LOG
Any other help would be appreciated.
 
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