I was called in to look at a school server that the user had powered on after what I assume was a power drop. It's a 2012 R2 Standard Server which is now partially working but it has several problems which I'm not sure if I can resolve. It's just a simple, single image standalone server with approx 50 clients. File and Print Services, DHCP, DNS and AD appear to be working ok in that users can log on and off, print etc.
However; when I log on as Administrator, Control Panel hangs and has to be closed with task manager, the Symantec End point Manager won't connect, when I start IE it never resolves to a web page, Remote Desktop has stopped working and the Server Manager has a red error message for manageability saying online connection failed.
After a couple of suggestions from the Spiceworks forums I checked that I could ping it ok, all Symantec services were stopped anyway, SFC /SCANNOW appears to start but doesn't run. It won't shut down cleanly - hangs trying to close group policy client. This is really weird in that it's functioning ok as a server but nothing locally on it works.. I tried to check the disk through the GUI and it just hangs too..
I've looked through event viewer and the logs but nothing stands out as a particular cause. I suspect that some files may have been corrupted when it dropped power and am now wondering if Image Restore might be the quickest option.