I have a customer running a windows 2003 server domain. All of the clients run windows 2000 professional.
The problem they are having is that one of the machines boots up to the applying computer settings screen and can stay there for up to two hours. When the ctrl alt del log in screen apears you can enter the domain log on details and it takes up to 45 minutes for the machine to load to the desktop. However if you unplug the machine from the network and then boot it log on takes normal length of time.
All the cables have been tested as well as the switch network card and all associated hardware.
I have deleted the computer from active directory and then re added it but this hasnt solved the problem.
Machine has been checked for virus from DOS also and appears clean.
I have also checked that the log on account is a local profile, so its not that either.
Any help willl be greatly appreciated as my knowledge of windows based servers is limited.