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    Ctrl-Alt-Del screen black until login?

    We have a couple of servers we RDP/VNC onto and when you connect, the screen is partially balck as below:

    login.JPG

    You cant see it, but you can enter the username and password, and as soon as you log in, you can see the screen as normal. I'm sure I spoke to someone who had this issue, and was told they fixed it with a reg key, but it was a while ago and I cannot remember who!

    Has anyone seen this and correct it at all?

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    Ignore this post! I suddenly remembered who I was chatting to and they have hooked me up with a soloution:


    The color schemes in the computer's default profile may have been set to
    black for every scheme element. Please review the below steps for this may
    resolve your issue:
    On the Windows 2003 Server this can be verified by navigating to the
    following registry key:


    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors
    If this is the issue all colors scheme element registry values will be set
    to 0. Compare this with a known good copy below:


    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors]
    "ActiveBorder"="212 208 200"
    "ActiveTitle"="0 84 227"
    "AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128"
    "Background"="0 78 152"
    "ButtonAlternateFace"="181 181 181"
    "ButtonDkShadow"="113 111 100"
    "ButtonFace"="236 233 216"
    "ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
    "ButtonLight"="241 239 226"
    "ButtonShadow"="172 168 153"
    "ButtonText"="0 0 0"
    "GradientActiveTitle"="61 149 255"
    "GradientInactiveTitle"="157 185 235"
    "GrayText"="172 168 153"
    "Hilight"="49 106 197"
    "HilightText"="255 255 255"
    "HotTrackingColor"="0 0 128"
    "InactiveBorder"="212 208 200"
    "InactiveTitle"="122 150 223"
    "InactiveTitleText"="216 228 248"
    "InfoText"="0 0 0"
    "InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
    "Menu"="255 255 255"
    "MenuText"="0 0 0"
    "Scrollbar"="212 208 200"
    "TitleText"="255 255 255"
    "Window"="255 255 255"
    "WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
    "WindowText"="0 0 0"
    "MenuHilight"="49 106 197"
    "MenuBar"="236 233 216"


    There is two ways to fix this problem:


    1. Export the registry key from a known good machine into a .REG file.
    Import the .REG file into the new machine.


    2. You can also construct/copy-paste the following information into a text
    file and give it a file name with a .REG extension.

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