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By kmeek ·
Recently upgraded to SERVER 2003 STANDARD, fresh install, and added three new computers wth XP PRO. When logging on the new XP computers it takes 3 to 10 mins will the computer says "loading settings". The WIN98 machines still on the network log-on without delay. Any ideals.

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by NewITGuy In reply to Slow Log-on

Try adding the 2003 server as another DNS server address.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Slow Log-on

Do you have a large number of group policy objects being applied to those systems?

If the DC is off-site, GPO processing can be very slow as the system has to download and check the system for modifications to be applied.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Slow Log-on

slow login is typically dns problem. you didn't do AD yet did you? go for it. i think it doesn't affect win98 clients because they use netbios but not sure am gettng that correct.
other easy thing to double check is the time zones. kerberos authentication is (trying) to kick in with xp clients and demands clients be same time as server and time zone. not sure that slows logins tho. thing it fails 'em.
anyhow, dns problems should be in event log on clients exhibiting problem.
also there are lots of bugs fixed in xp sp2. presumably new xp clients are sp2 so i am just saying.
here are other ideas:
You experience a delay when you use your Windows XP computer to log on to a domain or to connect to a network resource
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;832161

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

duh. see if enabling netbios over tcpip on the xp pro boxes helps any and disable 'automatically detect proxy' settings in Internet Options

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

post whatever questions about AD you have and I will help get points to bfilm and whomever. in fact if you help me think of the questions i am trying to ask, i will glady give you points. am i making sense?

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