Slow logon to server 2008r2

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by minime, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. minime

    minime Guest

    HI all.

    One of our users has reported that it's taking between 40-60 minutes to log
    onto the server after entering credentials.

    server 2008r2, fully patched
    vista x86, all patched aprt from SP2

    What's changed:
    Folders have been recently redirected to the server however all other users
    are logging on approx 1mins except this user.

    He's had some issues in the past with Outlook 2007 due to his pst file being
    4.23GB so would this be the reason as the apps data folder is being
    redirected too?

    Many thanks to those wishing to help.
     
    minime, Jan 20, 2010
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  2. Hello minime,

    Let's start with DNS settigns to exclude this as a major problem. Please
    post an unedited ipconfig /all form the Server and the client.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 20, 2010
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  3. minime

    minime Guest

    Just to add...If i log on locally to this vista businessx86 laptop (cat5e not
    wifi) with admin creds then logs on fine...the problem is when logging on as
    this specific user.
     
    minime, Jan 20, 2010
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  4. minime

    minime Guest

    Thanks Meinoir.

    As mentioned only this user is the problem child and after this user has
    logged on the Welcome screen appears with the circle going for 40-60mins with
    the hdd activity led flashing away on the laptop:

    Please find the requested below:


    Server2k8r2:
    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : server02
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : moon.pokey.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : moon.pokey.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-E7-3A-E5-BE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-E7-3A-E5-BE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Client:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : laptop29
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : moon.pokey.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : moon.pokey.com
    pokey.com

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-DB-82-2D
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : moon.pokey.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-4E-70-BB-E9-D9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.38(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 20 January 2010 10:36:51 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, 28 January 2010 10:36:50 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
     
    minime, Jan 20, 2010
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  5. Hello minime,

    On the server disable RRAS services as first step (- IP Routing Enabled.
    .. . . . . . . : Yes).

    A .pst file shouldn't be used over a network connection, always locally.
    Also it shouldn't be that size, the recommended max. is 2 GB as far as i
    know and even shouldn't reach this size.

    I would at least try the logon without the .pst on the network.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 20, 2010
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  6. minime

    minime Guest

    I'm currently off-site so disbaling RRAS services would cause some issues.
    Once on-site I can do this....how will this enable IP Routing?

    The PST file is local and not being worked on from the network ( the Apps
    Data Folder is being Redirected to the server which contains the .PST file,
    among other info. Some suggest disabling this but as we don't have exchange
    but POP3 we would like some method to backup our .PST files to the server
    although i agree they should be under 2GB.
     
    minime, Jan 20, 2010
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  7. minime

    DaveMills Guest

    Do you mean this is a terminal server login and the redirection is to a local
    folder. If not then it must be over the network.
    Later version of outlook support > 2.0GB

    Remember the PST file is modified every time outlook opens it. Thus all 4GB will
    need to be synchronised if this is an offline file.
     
    DaveMills, Jan 20, 2010
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  8. minime

    minime Guest

    Copied the .pst file to the local Documents folder (which is Redirected to
    the server) then updating Outlook of this location, disabling App data Folder
    Redirection, updating gpo's then compacting the .pst files then after 2
    logons are is running smoothly....for now.

    Thanks for listening.
     
    minime, Jan 21, 2010
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