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By javaid7 ·
We are using Windows 2000 server with XP workstation. XP wks takes very long time (3-5 min.) to logon to the W2K server. I deleted & recreated the users profile, added new users and even installed another W3K server but do not see any improvement.

The environment is:
Windows 2000 with latest patches
Windows 2003 with lates patches (seperate LAN)
XP-SP2 with latest patches
Updated Antivirus

Can any one tell me what is the problem and how to fix it?

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by wim In reply to Logon

Did you check the DNS server that your XP is using, if they are wrong, login could take a while...

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Logon


I have read that the commonest cause of overly-long logon times is, as mentioned above, incorrect DNS settings.

You should check the DNS logs in the event viewer on the Win2K server. If you have a lot of errors you should consider uninstalling and reinstalling the DNS server - this does not require a reboot.

Are you using static IP addresses for your machines or is the address assigned through DHCP? If the latter you should check it is setup correctly - make sure your scope(s) include enough addresses to cope with all the machines, make sure that the first address, which is usually assigned to the server itself is excluded.

Ensure that the TCP/IP settings on each machine are also configured correctly.

Good luck

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