When I try to RDP to a Windows 2003 server, sometimes after I enter the login credentials, I see the background color of the desktop, but no icons, and no taskbar. Sometimes disconnecting from RDP, and then reconnecting solves it, but I don't see any issues in the Event Logs.
I know the machine is up, as it presents the login screen, and if I put a bad password, or a user name that does not have the rights to login remotely, it tells me. But when I put a good password in, it just hangs on the background.
Any Ideas on what to check?