CHALLENGE: very long log on times?????

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Ali, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Can anybody help?

    I have a 40 user network, Win 3K, all XP clients, all
    relatively new, fast computers. Some clients take 4-5
    SECONDS to complete the network logon. Others take 6-7
    MINUTES. All users have their profiles stored locally. I
    have very little script usage and very few group policies.

    I have already taken steps to optimize logon time. Does
    anyone know why there is such a big difference?

    It's one extreme or the other. There's no in between.


    Ali, Jan 22, 2004
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  2. Ali

    Barry Guest

    dns settings right?
    Barry, Jan 22, 2004
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  3. Ali

    Derek Melber Guest

    My first guess is a DNS issue or settings.
    My second guess is that the GPO is forcing the XP clients to wait for the
    network before logon. This is a new XP/2003 GPO that can cause some strange
    behavior. Look under the domain GPO (or the OU GPOs if you have any) for the
    following setting:

    Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.

    THis will be located under the Computer Configuration\Administrative
    Derek Melber, Jan 23, 2004
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