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XP Pro slow login when connecting to Win 2003 SBS domain


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#1 InterestinglyAverage

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:14 AM

I administer a domain consisting of nine Windows XP SP 2 and SP 3 computers, connected to a Windows 2003 SBS domain. Users report that when logging in from two computers on the network, it takes approximately 26 minutes to log in. During this time, the message "Loading Personal Settings" is displayed. However, when the users log in on certain other computers, the login process only takes 5-6 minutes.

When checking the system log on the client computers, there are not entries during this 26 minute load time. The users are listed as local administrators on all of the computers on the domain, so I don't think that has an effect here. I have read that this problem might be related to DNS, but the DNS server settings seem to be correct, and the settings are identical on the computers. All computers have similar antivirus installations, and the same firewall rules, as far as I can tell. In addition, all of the computers should be having the same GPO implementation.

I am not sure where to go from here to troubleshoot this problem. Please advise, or if there is any additional information that would be helpful for this, please let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

you running roaming profiles?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:27 AM

Have you tried flushing the DNS?

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:36 AM

you running roaming profiles?

Yes we are. The backups have saved us in several instances. Would this cause a slowdown only on certain computers? (IE user1 normally uses computer1, and has a 26 minute login time. user1 moves to computer2 for the day while computer1 is being repaired, and login takes 6 minutes)

If so, is there an alternative that would still allow users to roam but without the long load time?

Have you tried flushing the DNS?


No... Would I do this on the workstation, or the domain server?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:49 AM

Microsoft actually has some fairly clear instruction for this, you can find them here.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:28 PM

Microsoft actually has some fairly clear instruction for this, you can find them here.


I cleared the DNS cache following the cited instructions and the user will try logging back in in a few minutes.

I also tried doing a group policy update from the the computer (using gpupdate from the command line) and I noticed that on the computers where users encounter slow logins the gpupdate command seems to take several moments to execute, while on the computers with the 5-6 minute login time, the gpupdate command completes almost immediately. Not sure if that is related.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:49 PM

After the user tested with the DNS cache being cleared, the login time was the same. I went into the Active Directory and found that the computer (and three others added at the same time) were actually in the wrong tree. After moving the computer into the correct area, it now is down to a five minute login time. I think five minutes is the best I can do with roaming profiles. Thanks for the help!
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