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By Surgeon ·
Why is it that when you start up a windows 2000 domain controller its takes so long especially when its 'Preparing network connection.' is there anyway of speeding up the start up procedure without compromising functionality or is it something you have to live with?

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by timwalsh In reply to windows 2000 start up

From my experience, it's pretty much something you have to live with, especially if your domain is part of a larger forest. What is occuring while you see "Preparing network connection" is AD updating itself based on what it is able to see within the domain, it is synchronizing with other DCs within the domain, and if your domain is part of a larger organization, syncronization (replication) is also occurring there.

One thing you might try, although you probably won't gain much, is too disable any services you know you aren't using.

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by Surgeon In reply to windows 2000 start up

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by nikeow In reply to windows 2000 start up

How about if it's a laptop and it's undocked? Can I just disable the Network Service and then It'll boot up faster?

Emails : Ow.Mun.Heng@wdc.com

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by nikeow In reply to windows 2000 start up

How about if it's a laptop and it's undocked? Can I just disable the Network Service and then It'll boot up faster?

Emails : Ow.Mun.Heng@wdc.com

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