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logon quik with windows xp on a domain

By roydv1 ·
we have 30 machines on a domain but all of them login slowly it takes about 5 min i went to a new company and all the machines login to the domain almost imediatly is there any way i can set it up on the sever so that the users login quiker? they are running windows 2000 server .

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by BFilmFan In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

What does the Active Directory structure of the forest look like?

Are all the computer accounts in the same AD site?

Are the subnets correctly associated with AD?

IS DNS correctly configured on clients and on the domain controllers?

Any errors reported on the domain controllers?

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by CG IT In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

typically, slow log on is associated with clients not finding a GC locally and have to find a GC over a WAN slow link. so the question is are these machines at a remote site? If so might consider installing a GC server at the remote site for local user log on.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

Hi

If the problem is restricted to your LAN then check the client DNS settings. Make sure they are configured to contact your domain's DNS server first. Also, make sure that the DNS server itself is correctly configured.

Good luck

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by Omnicef In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

You may experience extremely long delays (up to 5 minutes) when logging into domains using Windows XP Pro. This is caused by the asyncronous loading of networking during the boot up process. This speeds up the login process in a stand-alone workstation by allowing the user to log in with cached logon credentials before the network is fully ready.

To disable this "feature" and restore your domain logons to their normal speed, open the MMC and add the group policy snap-in. Under Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->System-->Logon, change "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" to ENABLED.

This can be fed to clients via a group policy from a Windows 2000 server by upgrading the standard policy template with the XP policy template. Since this is an XP only command, non-XP systems will ignore it in a domain distributed group policy.

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Slow Domain Logon in Win XP and group policy snap-in

by rg-computing In reply to

Is this really true....? Will give this a try. Although, we have a Win Server 2003 running....not 2000 Server. Any difference there? Pls help....

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by sayal4 In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

Most probably i can see that DNS is not configured properly , dynamic updates is enabled?
Client took long time to login on domain because it cannot contact the DC directly.Therefore, DNS server IP should be added in client's NIC.
Hope it works

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by tapos.das In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

Try putting the DHCP server's ip as the primary DNS ip address followed by the WAN DNS address.

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by tapos.das In reply to logon quik with windows x ...

Try putting the DHCP server's ip as the primary DNS ip address followed by the WAN DNS address.

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