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[Problem] Windows SBS 2003 + Windows 7 = HUGE login time

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    FRN

    I log in to the domain and it can take up to 10-20 minutes to get there and the same problem prevails when logging off. I save all my files directly onto the server and not locally so there shouldn't be and huge sync time. I usually log in on a wifi connection but even when hooked up on a wired connection it takes the same amount of time.

     

    Any suggestions?

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    W3bbo

    Check the event log, if it's a delay in the winlogin process it'll tell you; often the cause is GP.

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    figuerres

    also try this:  write down the netbios name of the SBS server and then re-start the pc and try pinging the server by name see how long that takes etc...

     

    if it can't find it or if it takes a while edit the lmhosts file in the pc's etc folder (it's in the windows system folders)

    look at the samples and add a line like this:

     

     102.54.94.97    name         #PRE #DOM:domain

     

    that will tell your pc that the domain controller is at that address and to not search for it. 

     

    this may help if the problem is with finding the address of the DC on startup.

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    AndyC

    figuerres said:

    also try this:  write down the netbios name of the SBS server and then re-start the pc and try pinging the server by name see how long that takes etc...

     

    if it can't find it or if it takes a while edit the lmhosts file in the pc's etc folder (it's in the windows system folders)

    look at the samples and add a line like this:

     

     102.54.94.97    name         #PRE #DOM:domain

     

    that will tell your pc that the domain controller is at that address and to not search for it. 

     

    this may help if the problem is with finding the address of the DC on startup.

    This is almost always a DNS issue. Make sure that the DNS server on the SBS is functioning properly and that all client machines are using it for DNS requests. Hacking LMHOSTS might hide the problem, but it's generally not a good idea as other things will subtly break in the background.

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