+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Thread, RM Station Security Service locking up machines at startup in Technical; Hey all, We've been deploying a whole load of new machines across campus over the last few months, and with ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Marlborough
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    RM Station Security Service locking up machines at startup

    Hey all,

    We've been deploying a whole load of new machines across campus over the last few months, and with a large number of the machines I've noticed that they sometimes get locked up at the "Waiting for station security service" bit of the boot process. They can get stuck here for hours, and the cc3 login screen will pop up and then disappear in the background, as though it's trying to finish and failing. So far, the only way around this I've found is to press the power button to make the machine shut down nicely, then reboot it and hope...

    anyone got any ideas?

  2. #2
    mhundley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Worcester
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Just a thought but have the new machines got Gig network cards by any chance?

    We have had a similar issue with a Vanilla network and Dell Optiplex 390's. I know RM do things differently and cant remember whether the station security is their renamed text for applying group policies.

    I have set a reg key which disables DHCP Media sensing, you could give this a go on a test machine and see what happens.

    I have posted an entry about this on my blog which can be found here.


    Hope this helps or at least gives you something useful to try

  3. Thanks to mhundley from:

    Quatermass (23rd August 2011)

  4. #3

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    If this is a large network, do you have more than one DNS server on site? If yes, it would make sense that switching the machine off then back on may check in with a good DNS server one time, and then a bad DNS server second time creating the random lockups you describe.

    I would check that your servers are fully replicating and check the event logs for any DNS related errors.

  5. #4
    Quatermass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    82
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    @mhundley : We had exactly this problem with our new 390s on CC3. Had to SmartClient them anyway as they wouldn't behave with the RM build, but were left with this very issue, with the network seeming to drop out mid-startup, just when it was trying to get packages etc. Now fixed - nice one sir!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10th February 2009, 11:03 PM
  2. Teachers!! - Setting up Broadband at home.
    By rusty155 in forum Windows
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 31st January 2008, 02:26 PM
  3. BT Dial up Speed At Home.
    By tickmike in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15th August 2007, 10:56 PM
  4. Dlink Switches random locking up
    By Kyle in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 27th September 2006, 07:21 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •