We were hit by the DNS exploiit on a win 2003 (SP2) server. I have corrected that problem with DNS issues (fix). After I have corrected that problem, now I get No desktop icons or taskbar, no noting but a mouse pointer. I ran Sfc.exe, nothing found, I even went as far as renameing the administartors password, still nothing, then checked file permissions, all ok there.
Here's the killer. On my other server, I can see the event log on my websserver, NO ERRORS at all. My websites are up and running but I have no desktop. I can only power off (hard reset) "ouch" and restart in safe mode to get a desktop. I even tried to change the color of my background - Nope - nothing there but a pointer.
I also renamed my startup folder to something else, nothing.
I did run a virus scanner, found nothing.
and I did create a new user. still same problem.
Explorer.exe is 1029KB. version 6.03790.3959 (srv03-sp2-rtm-070216-1710) both in the windows and ...\386 directories.
Did not copy from working server to another.- If that matters.
I ran regedit to check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
If I make a copy of explorer.exe from my SQL server - (SBS) - and copy that to the problem server, it might work?
Is there a differance version between the two.?
Anything else to try out????