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Using a 10Mbps hub with W2K Server, a new Win2K Profession workstation is taking more than 2 minutes to log on. All the other users have no problem logging on within 10 seconds. The hardware checks out and everything pings just fine. What else can Icheck to solve this problem?

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by rkelly In reply to Slow W2K User Log On

Just as a quick check, have you checked the DNS settings on this client. Windows 2000 Professional uses DNS to logon to your Win2K domain. If the DNS information is wrong then you need to wait for all of host name resolution methods fail BEFORE trying any netbios resolution methods (such as broadcasts) to find a domain controller,

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by caranosian In reply to Slow W2K User Log On

I assume you are using domain user accounts. Is the problem associated with the specific user account or with the machine? Log on with that same user account at another machine, and/or logon with another account at the same machine.

If the problem is with the account, are you using roaming profiles (i.e. profile stored on server)? I have had users put lots of data on their desktop, and this will lead to very long logoff and logon, as the entire profile is copied to/from the server.

If theproblem is specific to the machine, then verify the WINS (if you have some non-Win2K machines) and DNS settings are correct. You can install and use Network Monitor (from Your Server CD or from SMS) or another network sniffer type of product to see what network traffic is going to/from that machine, to see what is it trying to do while this long logon is taking place.

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