Solved server 2003 no network at startup

October 15, 2011 at 16:58:12
Specs: Windows Server 2003
The server will start and sit at the login prompt. At the sametime I cannot ping the server or connect to any of the running services, like VNC, until after I login. Then everything network listening related becomes alive. Before login, the server is capable of sending things like an email. Nmap shows all ports filtered at this time. There is no Windows Firewall enabled or any 3rd party firewall installed. What the hey is going on here?

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October 15, 2011 at 23:23:58
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October 16, 2011 at 19:34:52
Looks interesting, thanks very much for the reply. Will let you know if any of the suggestions on that link do the trick. It may take a while as this is a production server and can't be rebooted constantly to test fixes...

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October 17, 2011 at 20:33:54
Ok, I found the startup problem and fixed it. You were right.
There was a service configured to ask for a password at startup, but the service was NOT enabled to run at system startup. I had to manually start it after login. Removed the server password (never should have been there anyway) and rebooted. It was still disabled at startup, but the network services came up OK. Enabled the service to start at system startup, rebooted again and everything still OK.
For the record this was an IBM Domino Notes server v 8.5.2 FP3.

Thanks again!

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