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WinXP and Active Directory Domains

By rsmith77 ·
I have setup 5 workstations that are all running WinXP and are totally updated with all patches. I have a Win2K Domain running Active Directory. I have been successful in inviting each of the workstations into the domain without problems, the problem occurs when we are trying to logon, it takes an excessive amount of time to logon to the domain, somewhere in the range of 5 - 10 minutes. I have checked my settings to see if it were a DNS issue, WINS, or hardware, but I have pretty much eliminated these areas. All 5 workstations are experiencing the problem. Any suggestions to review in my network that may cause this problem? I am not sure where to look next for resolving this problem.

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by Dan_C In reply to WinXP and Active Director ...

I've had some success by playing round with LMHOSTS as documented in MSKB Q180094 and Q314108

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q180094
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314108

(check for spaces inlinks as always...)

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by rsmith77 In reply to WinXP and Active Director ...

After some more digging on this problem it appears that the people that wired the office did a terrible thing. They terminiated the cat5 cable incorrectly by 3 wires. They had terminated them in pairs of colors. 1 Wht/Org 2 Org 3 Wht/Grn 4 Grn 5 Wht/Blu 6 Blu 7 Wht/Brn 8 Brn - The correct scheme should have been 1 Wht/Org 2 Org 3 Wht/Grn 4 Blu 5 Wht/Blu 6 Grn 7 Wht/Brn 8 Brn (notice that 1,2,3,5,7,& 8 were correct but the 4 & 6 were not. This allowed most of the network functions to act somewhat normal, except for login functions, and other minor anoyances. The login's would take 5-10 minutes to complete. After changing the cabling to the correct scheme, everything began working correctly, and the little annoyances disappeared.

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