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XP slow to login to Win2K domain

By Sean Wyatt ·
On two different networks I have seen XP Pro take an extremely long time to load the user profile and apply security settings to an otherwise fast PC. The first network consists of one server and two clients. The second consists of three servers and40 clients. In each case, the XP Pro clients take a minimum of five minutes to get logged on. Win2K and NTWS clients have no such problems. Has anyone experienced (and hopefully fixed) this?

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by a.grogan In reply to XP slow to login to Win2K ...

Hi - I have seen something like this (although not totally the same) - and it related to the configuration of the XP clients Primary DNS server.
Essentially the DNS server that the client was using did not have the _TCP and Ldap entries for the W2KDomain it was trying to log into - after I added these (pointing the entries to one of the DC's in the - it worked fine) - although this may not solve your problem quite a lot of XP/2K logon issues surrond DNS mis-configurations.

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by Sean Wyatt In reply to XP slow to login to Win2K ...

This is very good information... however, my DNS server and domain controller are one and the same using active directory integrated zones. I do believe that the DNS service is misconfigured. I am also looking for solid info regarding DNS and how using an Internet domain name on a private IP subnet might be conflicting with the DNS service of our ISP. I also cannot add domain accounts to the list of XP users.

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by a.grogan In reply to XP slow to login to Win2K ...

Another problem that I have seen relates to the machines primary DNS suffix (in terms the machine needs to have the same suffix as the domain) - you change the DNS Suffix to match the DNS domain in your AD structure.

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by Sean Wyatt In reply to XP slow to login to Win2K ...

I wanted to give you the points for this as you were mostly correct. DNS Server was pointing at the ISP and thus created a secondary zone which could not be updated. Set ISP DNS servers up as forwarders and deleted all othe rmention of them in DNS and DHCP and voila, XP machines log in fast as anything. Thanks for the help!

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by Sean Wyatt In reply to XP slow to login to Win2K ...

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