I ran into a perplexing issue today.
I was attempting to roll out an Access Database file to certain users. I set up a namespace and replication, then proceeded to set up 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:
- Restarting the computer and trying to log on 3 times: no luck.
- Restarting the computer and logging on, then waiting an hour: no luck.
- Logging on to the computer as domain administrator: works fine.
- Logging on to the computer as local administrator: works fine.
- Running event view: Unable to resolve username in Group Policy.
- Deleting the user and profile from the computer, restarting and logging on: Still the same black screen.
- Renaming the user profile on the server, deleting the profile on the local computer, and removing user: no luck.
- Deleting myself from AD and removing user profile. Kept the old profile but added .OLD to the end. Removed my profile from the computer and deleted the user. Added myself as a new user, and logged onto computer: Now I get a light blue screen and a cursor.
- Deleting computer from AD and rejoining: no luck.
- Logging on to 2 other computers: The profile is fine; no issues apart from the fact I've lost all my settings.
Conclusion: It is not my profile or settings or Group Policy. One thing to note is that my computer doesn't allow domain users to log in 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 the issue is computer-related and related to my specific username, rather than anything else. Perhaps a registry flus ? DNS Flush? or a complete roll-back?
One of the things I tend not to do is a shutdown; I tend to hibernate. 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.