You could do a ctrl-alt-del and if you tabbed just right, and it was a big if, you could log into the server. Once logged in the server functioned correctly. Well I did the standard Google searches and checked out Microsoft’s knowledgebase but had no luck. I knew it must have something to do with the default profile as that is the one that is loaded before a user logs on.
So how do you fix this issue?
Once you are actually logged on to the server, load RegEdit and navigate to “HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors”.
How was this caused?
According to Microsoft this was caused by the system drive running out of space. This makes complete sense as my system drive had run out of space, my disk space issue was caused by a miss configured App-V installation, my fault, I stupidly placed the content directory on the C:\, then managed to fill up the drive, with sequenced application packages. Oh well lesson learnt. I created a new drive and set that up as the content share and moved the packages out.
Now to correct the issue
Navigate to the following regkey “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors” key, this happens to be profile colour setting of the currently logged on user.
Load this up in notepad and change the following line:
Save the file.