I was faced with a perplexing issue today.
I was attempting to roll out a Access Database file to certain users. I setup a namespace and replication, then proceeded to setup a network mapped drive from a new group policy object using the replication and namespace. As I put myself into the Active directory group, I restarted my computer so I would pick up the permissions of the new group.
When I restarted and logged on I got a black screen with a cursor! So far these are the steps I have tried:
Restart computer and try to logon 3 times: no luck.
Restart computer and logon, then wait an hour: no luck.
Logon on to computer as domain administrator: works fine.
Logon on to computer as local administrator: works fine.
Run event view: Unable to resolve username in Group Policy.
Deleted user and profile from computer, restart and logon: Still the same black screen.
Renamed user profile on server & deleted profile on local computer and removed user: no luck.
Deleted myself from AD Removed user profile. Kept Old Profile just added .OLD to the end. Remove my profile from computer and deleted user. Added myself as a new user, and logged onto computer: Now I get a light blue screen colour, and cursor.
Deleted computer from AD and reattached: no luck.
Logged onto 2 other computers: profile is fine no issues apart from the fact I've lost all my settings.
Conclusion: it not my profile or settings or Group Policy. One thing to note is that my computer doesn't allow domain users to login and there are only two users capable of administration of users -- that is, myself and my other colleague -- this is by choice. And I don't think this is causing the issue.
Has anyone experienced this before? I think that the issue is computer related and related to my specific username, rather than anything else. Perhaps a registry flush ? DNS Flush? or a complete roll-back?
One of the things I tend not to do is a shutdown; I tend to hibernate. I'm sure you can appreciate that most of the time I'm in the middle of some work at home time and I don't want to lose my place in design work.