Windows 2003 Stops ping after Cntl+Alt+Del screen.

Very recently, I came across an issue where the server was not responding to ping command. When checked within the server name resolution was not working. Tried various options like disable/enable NIC, update drivers, change vlan etc and nothing worked. During troubleshoot I once rebooted the server and found that the server was responding to the ping command after the reboot, unfortunately its stop responding after the Windows login screen.

When checked the event logs found the issue was somehow related to the IPSec service. When checked, the serive was not running. Was then able to start the service after registering the DLL file named “polstore.dll” by executing the command.

regsvr32 polstore.dll

Manually starting the service IPSec and a reboot fixed the issue.

Thanks,
WintelAdmin

How to unregister a dll in windows and delete a stubborn file.

Unregister dll in windows. Unregistering a dll file in windows is easy.

Just type the following in the “run” or command prompt.Replace the path

“C:\Windows\System32\dllname.dll” with the path of dll file you want to unregister and dllname.dll with the name of the file.

regsvr32 /u C:\Windows\System32\dllname.dll

“run” can be found in the star menu.Always keep in mind that the process mentioned above modifies the system data and can be risky sometimes.So its a goood idea to backup the system data if you want to do it.

There are chances that you might recieve an error saying ” geplxss.dll was loaded, but the DIIUnregistered server entry point was not found”.Such an error occurs when DLL file may be a corrupted version in memory. Consider to delete it or rename it in case you need it later on. Do it in safe mode or command line if it’s said being used.

To delete a stubborn file that doesn’t want to be deleted.
Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and type CMD and Press Enter to open a Command Prompt window.
Click on Start, Run and type TASKMGR.EXE and press Enter to start the Task Manager.
Click on the Processes tab, click on the process named Explorer.exe and click on End Process.
Minimize the Task Manager but leave it open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory where the file is located. To do this, use the CD command.

Example: Make sure you start from the root directory “CD \” then change to the directory where the file is located, such as cd windows\system32

Now use the DEL command to delete the offending file. Type DEL “filename” where “filename” is the file you wish to delete.

Example: del undeletable.exe and press enter.

Press ALT-TAB to go back to the Task Manager and click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the Windows shell.

Close the Task Manager