Long wait for log on



Darrell Martin
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Recently setup a test bed Server 2003 Small Business Edition on a box and XP
Professional clients. When logging onto the network through XP it takes 5-10
minutes. This seems like an eternity to sit and wait for the "Loading Your
Personal Settings" window to disappear. Is there a simple solution to this
problem I'm just overlooking?

Thanks, Darrell


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Server 2003 Small Business Edition
Intel Pentium 4 w/512 MB Ram

Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon XP w/256 MB Ram

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
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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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Darrell Martin" wrote:

| Recently setup a test bed Server 2003 Small Business Edition on a box and XP
| Professional clients. When logging onto the network through XP it takes 5-10
| minutes. This seems like an eternity to sit and wait for the "Loading Your
| Personal Settings" window to disappear. Is there a simple solution to this
| problem I'm just overlooking?
|
| Thanks, Darrell
|
|
| --
| Server 2003 Small Business Edition
| Intel Pentium 4 w/512 MB Ram
|
| Windows XP Pro
| AMD Athlon XP w/256 MB Ram


Long wait for log on