Newbie question: Very slow login times....

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by lyquist, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. lyquist

    lyquist Guest

    I recently built a 2003 Small Business Server. I added the users to the
    server, but when I login it takes me 10 to 15 minutes to logon from the
    clients. Does anyone know why it is doing this? Thanks in advance for your
    lyquist, Oct 17, 2006
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  2. lyquist

    Ed Russell Guest

    This is most likely a mis-confiiguration of DNS settings at the client
    workstation level. Did you use connectcomputer to add the systems?

    Ed Russell, Oct 17, 2006
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  3. Please run IPCONFIG /all at the server and post the exact output here

    How many nics in the server?
    What are they connected to?
    What is providing DHCP?
    Cris Hanna[SBS-MVP], Oct 17, 2006
  4. lyquist

    lyquist Guest

    Two nics in the is connected to DSL Router, one is connected to
    nothing. The DSL Router is providing DHCP. I did not use "connectcomputer"
    to connect the client machines. Is that what I should do???

    lyquist, Oct 17, 2006
  5. Either remove or for sure disable the second nic
    Turn off DHCP on the Router
    Enable DHCP on the SBS server
    workstations should be joined to the domain using /connectcomputer just like
    it told you when you created the computer accounts in the Server Managment

    Please only communicate in the newsgroup. Please do not contact me
    Sent via Windows Mail on Windows Vista, Business Edition RC 2

    Cris Hanna[SBS-MVP], Oct 17, 2006
  6. lyquist

    lyquist Guest

    It turned out to be a DNS issue. Once I setup the DNS statically on the
    clients, they can login quickly with no problems. The next time I join a
    computer to the domain, I will use the "connectcomputer" method. Thanks
    everybody for your help.

    lyquist, Oct 17, 2006
  7. You have applied a bandaid to a bullet wound.

    You will continue to bleed until you follow Cris' advice.

    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Oct 17, 2006
  8. lyquist

    Gregg Hill Guest

    Post an

    ipconfig /all

    result from the server and a problem workstation. It sounds as though your
    DNS may be screwed up.

    Gregg Hill
    Gregg Hill, Oct 18, 2006
  9. lyquist

    Gregg Hill Guest

    If you had set up DHCP on the server instead of the router, it would feed
    the proper DNS to the clients.

    You **should** use the connectcomputer method, but in this case it has
    nothing to do with it. Your DNS was wrong, and you bandaged it by setting it
    statically instead of properly configuring DNS and DHCP on the server.

    Gregg Hill

    Gregg Hill, Oct 18, 2006
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