Windows XP Pro - SLOW STARTUP



Mark Broom
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I have several Windows XP Pro machines on a 2003 AD Domain that all seem to
have problems during login in the mornings. They all want to take forever
while "applying personal settings" and "applying security policy" has anyone
ever run into this and what did you do to fix it??

I have disabled all policies on the domain to see if maybe one of them was
slowing things down but that hasn't helped.

Thanks,
Mark

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
All seem to have problems during login in the mornings? And what about the rest of
the times. Could be heavy traffic at the time.

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"Mark Broom" <MarkBroom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have several Windows XP Pro machines on a 2003 AD Domain that all seem to
> have problems during login in the mornings. They all want to take forever
> while "applying personal settings" and "applying security policy" has anyone
> ever run into this and what did you do to fix it??
>
> I have disabled all policies on the domain to see if maybe one of them was
> slowing things down but that hasn't helped.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Ensure that you have good DNS name resolution in your environment.
All Windows XP clients should point to an internal DNS server that is
authoritative for the domain.

If that is OK, then you might want to enable UserEnv logging
and take a network trace to see where the delay is:

How to Enable User Environment Debug Logging in Retail Builds of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=221833

Description of the Windows XP Professional Fast Logon Optimization Feature
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305293&Product=winxp

Logon Optimization
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/policy/policy/logon_optimization.asp

Slow logon to domain in XP Pro
http://www.tweakxp.com/article139785.aspx

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"Mark Broom" wrote:

| I have several Windows XP Pro machines on a 2003 AD Domain that all seem to
| have problems during login in the mornings. They all want to take forever
| while "applying personal settings" and "applying security policy" has anyone
| ever run into this and what did you do to fix it??
|
| I have disabled all policies on the domain to see if maybe one of them was
| slowing things down but that hasn't helped.
|
| Thanks,
| Mark

Mark Broom
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
No not everyone... Just a few people and I don't think it is traffic based
because I am having a problem with one right now that is doing it.

It seems to be selective and it seems to also be non selective in the PC..
this morning I had 2 XPs and 3 2000 systems doing it and yesterday I had 3
XPs and 2 2000 machines ALL DIFFERENT. ????? I am lost!!!!

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> All seem to have problems during login in the mornings? And what about the rest of
> the times. Could be heavy traffic at the time.
>
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> "Mark Broom" <MarkBroom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7910F776-84F1-44F0-AA9F-7C6777FFD5F0@microsoft.com...
> > I have several Windows XP Pro machines on a 2003 AD Domain that all seem to
> > have problems during login in the mornings. They all want to take forever
> > while "applying personal settings" and "applying security policy" has anyone
> > ever run into this and what did you do to fix it??
> >
> > I have disabled all policies on the domain to see if maybe one of them was
> > slowing things down but that hasn't helped.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mark
>
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
anyway the way I understood your post is that you are experiencing this issue in the
morning. So if not then follow Care's advice

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> No not everyone... Just a few people and I don't think it is traffic based
> because I am having a problem with one right now that is doing it.

Mark Broom
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
OK that policy seemed to work on the individual workstation that was doing it
every time.... How can I edit that policy on all 85 workstations without
going to every one of them??? Can anyone help with that??

Thanks in advance,
Mark

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Ensure that you have good DNS name resolution in your environment.
> All Windows XP clients should point to an internal DNS server that is
> authoritative for the domain.
>
> If that is OK, then you might want to enable UserEnv logging
> and take a network trace to see where the delay is:
>
> How to Enable User Environment Debug Logging in Retail Builds of Windows
> http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=221833
>
> Description of the Windows XP Professional Fast Logon Optimization Feature
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305293&Product=winxp
>
> Logon Optimization
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/policy/policy/logon_optimization.asp
>
> Slow logon to domain in XP Pro
> http://www.tweakxp.com/article139785.aspx
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
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>
> "Mark Broom" wrote:
>
> | I have several Windows XP Pro machines on a 2003 AD Domain that all seem to
> | have problems during login in the mornings. They all want to take forever
> | while "applying personal settings" and "applying security policy" has anyone
> | ever run into this and what did you do to fix it??
> |
> | I have disabled all policies on the domain to see if maybe one of them was
> | slowing things down but that hasn't helped.
> |
> | Thanks,
> | Mark
>


Windows XP Pro - SLOW STARTUP