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#1 mykee22

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:24 AM

I have a network of about 15 pc's. Well now for some reason 3 of them take for ever to log onto the server. I have been doing some reading and most say its something to do with DNS. My question is why only a few of the pc's are doing this not all? Server 2003 :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:36 PM

Are all of the PCs running the same OS? XP will actually log you in based on cached credentials, and look like it's hung after login while it waits for the network connection. 2000 waits for the network connection prior to giving you the login screen. The delay would most likely be caused by DHCP and not DNS. The XP machine will wait while the adapter is getting an IP assigned to it. You could always Enable the Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon group policy. It's located under Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Logon.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:59 AM

Is it just those PCs for all users who try to login, or just a couple of users who normally use the same PCs?
If it's the latter, try resetting their profiles.
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#4 mykee22

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:36 AM

Well I removed the last few pc's off the domain over to the work group and everything is fine now. Ok now let me ask this do I really need to have a domain? I find the work group is doing everything I need. We do not have a mail server, I dont mind walking around to each pc to do updates etc.. (keeps me thin). So please someone tell me the pros and cons about the two. 1 work group 2. domain.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:16 AM

A domain allows centralised management of credentials, security settings. Workgroups mean that the workstations aren't as dependent on the fileserver.

IMO, if you have a file server and more than 15 PCs, having a domain (once it's set up, at least) will be less effort for you in the long run.
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