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Delay while unlocking workstation

By Slickman ·
What causes a delay in unlocking the workstation in NT4.0. What can I do to resolve this?

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by /dev/null In reply to Delay while unlocking wor ...

Microsoft article on this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;160839 (remove any spaces in URL)

Part of above article:

Windows NT 4.0 will update the domain list if the cached list's age exceeds two minutes (by default). This feature is beneficial to users from a newly trusted domain who need to log on to workstations or servers that have been locked by a previous user.

Adjusting the following registry entry allows modification to the time period in which the domain list becomes out-of-date. The valid range for this entry is 2 minutes (default) to 1 day, specified in the number of seconds. Note that modifying this value could result in users not seeing the current domain list.


To modify this value, perform the following steps:

Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe), modify (or create if necessary) the following:
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Value: DcacheMinInterval Type: REG_DWORD Data: 120-86400 (decimal)(expressed in second
Quit Registry Editor and restart your computer for these changes to take effect.

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by matthew In reply to Delay while unlocking wor ...

i really need to know the machine history but i would do
1) defrag the machine - if not rebuild i do it every 12 month with all my win nt4 machines GHOST
2) remove all acl, tmp, and profiles ect that arn't required
3) check the services and seewhat in use
3) if you have only 32mb ram install it up to 64 if not 128 esepcailly if you running office 2000 or XP
4) if doesn't work check the network drivers...

on a unlock anyway a workstation will not go back to the domain.. for example if you logon go and change you password and they try and unlock you workstation you will need to use your old password it stored locally until you log off..

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