Black Login Screen in Windows 2003

I ran into an issue where the logon screen on a Windows 2003 server was completely black.  The was the case at the console and through terminal services (Remote Desktop).  In hindsight I suspect that the corruption to the default colors happened during a low disk space situation.  The resolution is to reset the colors in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors.  The easiest thing to do is to pull the settings from a known good computer/server and import them back in remotely via regedit.  Of course here were my registry settings bad, and then a copy of the good:

Bad Colors:
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="0 0 0"
"ActiveTitle"="0 0 0"
"AppWorkSpace"="0 0 0"
"Background"="0 0 0"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="0 0 0"
"ButtonDkShadow"="0 0 0"
"ButtonFace"="0 0 0"
"ButtonHilight"="0 0 0"
"ButtonLight"="0 0 0"
"ButtonShadow"="0 0 0"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="0 0 0"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="0 0 0"
"GrayText"="0 0 0"
"Hilight"="0 0 0"
"HilightText"="0 0 0"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 0 0"
"InactiveBorder"="0 0 0"
"InactiveTitle"="0 0 0"
"InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="0 0 0"
"Menu"="0 0 0"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="0 0 0"
"TitleText"="0 0 0"
"Window"="0 0 0"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"
"MenuHilight"="0 0 0"
"MenuBar"="0 0 0"

Good Colors:
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"ActiveTitle"="10 36 106"
"AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128"
"Background"="102 111 116"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="181 181 181"
"ButtonDkShadow"="64 64 64"
"ButtonFace"="212 208 200"
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="212 208 200"
"ButtonShadow"="128 128 128"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="166 202 240"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="192 192 192"
"GrayText"="128 128 128"
"Hilight"="10 36 106"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 0 128"
"InactiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"InactiveTitle"="128 128 128"
"InactiveTitleText"="212 208 200"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"Menu"="212 208 200"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="212 208 200"
"TitleText"="255 255 255"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"

Erik Smith 2006
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