Windows Server 2008 Continuous Reboot Problem after Update
Just a heads up really. Last night I VPN'd into my servers to perform the Windows Updates. I always do this from home over night so they can reboot and I've had 100% success until last night... :(
We've got 6 servers all Win2k8 x64, 2 of which are DC's
I restarted them and went to reconnect only I couldn't. 3 of the server's wasn't coming back on properly. I could remote into my Win2k3 server then try RDP into the other servers with no joy yet I could ping them. I remotely viewed the services of the problem servers but I couldn't change them. The ping's would then fail and come back online suggesting the servers are rebooting themselves.
I left them for 30mins hoping they are configuring updates and rebooting. That's exactly what they're doing and have been doing all night. I come in at 7 expecting the worst. The servers was "applying computer settings", then comes up "Wait for the Windows Modules Installer" then "Configuring updates 0%" after which it reboots.
Fortunately I'd written down EMBC's DNS servers and was able to connect to the internet to find solutions. :confused:
W2K8 continuously rebots after Windows Update
I followed "Method 3" mentioned. It bypasses the Configuring Updates. It's enabled me to login to the console and bring back all the services so the schools functioning.
My concern now is...
-What update caused this?
-By renaming the pending.xml file, I doubt I can install roles / features as they normally require a restart and configuring on boot.
-The servers not affected by this that booted normally have more updates available. I'm worried these might be waiting to install the problematic update and cause those to loop too.
I'm in the process of going through logs in an attempt to solve this. I'll keep you posted just in case you guys ever have the same problem.