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mtbkrbull
I have been dealing w/ (read ignoring) a logon problem w/ domains. the client computers take 5-10 minutes to log on. any suggestions? server is win2003 server standard. clients are win xp and win 7.
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    OH Smeg

    A DHCP error on the network is the most likely but really it could be just about anything.

    How long is it since the server has been restarted?

    Col

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    mtbkrbull

    within the past week i wiped the server and installed win server 2k3 standard. I have DHCP turned off on the router and server and clients. I use atatic IPs. once logged on the clients will occasionally "lose" connection w/ the server if left idle.

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    prrethish

    I mostly because of dhcp server setting problem
    Restart dhcp service in the server

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    scndtnr

    In my experience, almost all "slow logon" problems are caused by improper DNS settings. Since you're using static ip addresses, make sure the client NIC settings have the server's ip address in the DNS field (this presumes that DNS is installed on the server), and on the server, use 127.0.0.1 for its own NIC DNS settings.

    If something else is the DNS server (like a router), make sure the clients AND the server all point their DNS to that device's address.

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    rjluvkc

    If so, I would suggest taking a look at your default domain policy..make there isnt a problem with any login scripts, msi installations etc.. It appears to be an issue with your DC. Remove a pc from your domain and see if your login time goes back to normal.

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    OH Smeg

    A DHCP error on the network is the most likely but really it could be just about anything.

    How long is it since the server has been restarted?

    Col

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    mtbkrbull

    within the past week i wiped the server and installed win server 2k3 standard. I have DHCP turned off on the router and server and clients. I use atatic IPs. once logged on the clients will occasionally "lose" connection w/ the server if left idle.

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    prrethish

    I mostly because of dhcp server setting problem
    Restart dhcp service in the server

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    scndtnr

    In my experience, almost all "slow logon" problems are caused by improper DNS settings. Since you're using static ip addresses, make sure the client NIC settings have the server's ip address in the DNS field (this presumes that DNS is installed on the server), and on the server, use 127.0.0.1 for its own NIC DNS settings.

    If something else is the DNS server (like a router), make sure the clients AND the server all point their DNS to that device's address.

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    rjluvkc

    If so, I would suggest taking a look at your default domain policy..make there isnt a problem with any login scripts, msi installations etc.. It appears to be an issue with your DC. Remove a pc from your domain and see if your login time goes back to normal.