Windows XP and slow logon to 2000 server

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rip_t

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Hi. I've got a problem that has got me completely baffled. I've got 3 Windows XP Pro machines connecting to a Windows 2000 domain server. They all logon, but it takes probably 2 full minutes to get to the desktop after the logon screen. It sits at "Applying your personal settings" screen for what seems like forever and then finally gets to the desktop. I've checked the firewall settings for the network connection and it is disabled. I've reconfigured the server back to all default settings on group policy and the like. Nothing seems to help. Anyone else seen this or experienced this? Thanks for any info.

BTW, I've got SP2 installed on the server and the xp machines are brand new and updated.
 
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Is your server set as DNS Server, DHCP Server and have you got Terminal Services/Active Director Services running.
 

rip_t

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Yes, it is set as a DNS/DHCP server with AD running. No TS installed. I have the DNS set to what the ISP's DNS servers are suppose to be and am assigning those addresses to clients in DHCP.
 
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I added about 6 pc's to our windows 2000 sbs network and found that the logons were taking around 1 to 2 minutes to complete, but only on the windows 2000 and xp systems. After some research and troubleshooting I found the following issue. When the machine starts it's logon it uses DNS to locate the domain server. Our DNS entries were the ISP first and second followed by our w2k sbs server address. It would wait for the ISP dns to timeout before moving onto the local intranet DNS server, which was setup as a caching only server. I re-arranged the DNS entries so that our local caching only DNS server was 1st and the ISP dns addresses were second. I now logon in less than 8 to 10 seconds in most cases.

Hope this helps others out there.


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Sounds like this is a DNS problem between local and external DNS entries.

Can anyone explain how to change DNS entries to authenticate to local DNS as opposed to the external?
 
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What worked for me was setting the secondary dns ip to the 2000 servers IP . leaving the primary set to the router it made a big differnece here running 3 xp pro machines off a 2000 server.
 
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