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    Update Killed my server.

    My main DC updated last night. It completed the updates, Stalled on 100% with the do not turn off dialogue. Eventually I had to manually restart the server this morning which caused no end of problems with the server freezing solid when you logged in. Finally rebooted it into safe mode and ran scan disk on all drives. I then rebooted all of the servers, logged back in and left it for 10 minutes at which point it gave me a "failure to open security options dialogue" error. Rebooted it again and it seems to be fine.

    Nothing showing up in event viewer to say what went wrong either.

    Hell of a way to start the day.

    Server 2008 64bit edition.

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    Sh!kes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Sh!kes!
    There was language coming from a darkened cupboard, It too 30 minutes for it to cease.

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    Your pretty brave to be running your DC's on 2008 already! I wouldn't touch them for a couple of years yet personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Your pretty brave to be running your DC's on 2008 already! I wouldn't touch them for a couple of years yet personally.
    they are up to service pack 1 already. They are no where near as clunky as 2003. The 64bit version just zips along. Login times are down to 5 seconds, 10 on the older systems.The old 2003 server was 45seconds - 3 minutes.

    New servers = time to change the whole network. Completely new AD.

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    Hell of a way to start the day.
    Mmm.. so have you turned off automagic installation of updates now like the rest of us (who prefer to pick and choose when we have our disasters)?

    I got my very first blue screen the other day.. had been installing a few new features, then WebDav and an associated KB, but somewhere in there a couple of AU secfixes.. and it bluescreened when I shut it down (started up again OK though). I wonder..

    They are no where near as clunky as 2003
    ::shrug:: Very few fresh installs on (presumably) new h/w are as clunky as some box you've been abusing for years.

    I haven't seen anything scary about 2K8 yet. The only real drawback is the lack of quality info. Try googling for pretty much anything and there's truckloads of 'posturing' posts on the obvious shiny bits (e.g. bloggs with GBs of pointless screenshots that essentially amount to "I've played with X before you have! Na an na naah naaah!") or out at the other extreme, Powershell equivalents of Perl PGP sigs. Not a lot in the way of those quietly stated little tips and tricks that just makes admin's life easier - as in the stuff that really counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Your pretty brave to be running your DC's on 2008 already! I wouldn't touch them for a couple of years yet personally.
    We are running server 2008, so its the Lancs GFL. Its a pretty solid OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    they are up to service pack 1 already. They are no where near as clunky as 2003. The 64bit version just zips along. Login times are down to 5 seconds, 10 on the older systems.The old 2003 server was 45seconds - 3 minutes.

    New servers = time to change the whole network. Completely new AD.
    2008 here too, mostly it's fine

    Apart from MMCs which are unbelieveably sloooooooooooow.

    I've certainly had enough of the event viewer

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    2008 here too, mostly it's fine

    Apart from MMCs which are unbelieveably sloooooooooooow.

    I've certainly had enough of the event viewer
    I agree they have over complicated many areas.

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    Same thing happened again today, everything installs correctly but hangs on reboot.

    Its the 64bit version of server 2008, I shall be doing updates from now ar 3:15 to see if a manual reboot works.

    The other servers install and reboot fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    The only real drawback is the lack of quality info. Try googling for pretty much anything and there's truckloads of 'posturing' posts on the obvious shiny bits (e.g. bloggs with GBs of pointless screenshots that essentially amount to "I've played with X before you have! Na an na naah naaah!") or out at the other extreme, Powershell equivalents of Perl PGP sigs. Not a lot in the way of those quietly stated little tips and tricks that just makes admin's life easier - as in the stuff that really counts.
    I am waiting for Mark Minasi to come out with a new book. He hasnt let me down so far

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    Make that 3 books The 2008 Books: An Overview

    They will be worth every penny though.

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    Update:

    Its not the updates that are the problem, its rebooting in general. A few other people are reporting problems, BIOS & Driver updates along with Anti Virus are fingered as likely culprits. So That narrows it down some

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    Was it core edition or full fat?

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    SMB 64 2008.

    I have removed NOD32 and the HP management software, it restarted just fine. I'm not convinced its fixed by a long way but memory usage has dropped back from 91% to 25%. I'm not at all happy with leaving the server vulnerable so I will have to do something smartish as I think nod32 is definitely at fault.

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