CrossNodes Net Tips: Windows 2000 slow logon

Tuesday Jan 22nd 2002 by Enterprise Networking Planet Staff
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The first in a new series of networking tips and tricks. First up, some things to check if your Windows 2000 machine takes forever to login to a Windows network.

Every so often, a Win2K machine starts to log on to a Win2K server like a fish through molasses. The boot-up time can take upwards of 15 minutes. What to do?

Go into Active Directory's management console and remove the troubled machine's listing. Reboot the machine and let it re-initialize within AD, and see if that doesn't fix the problem.

Of course, be sure that you're using the latest Service Pack, drivers, and patches; and that the DNS is properly configured for the domain.

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