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I’ve recently upgraded my Windows NT 4.0 PDC to Windows 2000.  Everything seemed fine at the beginning but there seems to be problems:

1)      Login to the system now takes much longer (with NT, about 25 seconds from typing in your password, to about two minutes now {mostly at the “Loading your personal settings” stage})
2)      Mapped drives (from a login .bat script) times out after a few hours and can’t reconnect without another ID or reboot
3)      System Errors: NETLOGIN, Event ID: 5774, trying to add values to the local DNS, but failing – the first one trying to be added is nyc.gymsource.com (The Domain name)

I doubt its load – I think it’s primarily the DNS.  When I upgraded, I selected a domain of nyc.gymsource.com.  The company has a Web presence at gymsource.com but I didn’t want to use as the domain name as well.

I manually entered a value in the DNS for the local folder = the IP for that server and rebooted.  I get a Blue stop screen.

I thought the Upgrade would go smoothly, and it technically is working but not well – any help would be appreciated.

Andrew
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Hi Andrew,

Let's solve one problem at a time and see if it will imporve others.

1) Netlogon issue follow this document and it should fix the problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284963
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259277

2) Distributed File System should be the proper way to map your drive not by batch file.  It will work but lots of time will be disconnected if server is busy or not contactable.

To be continue,
Tbird008
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2) continue here is the document made from my friend about how to setup DFS:
www.rdscgroup.com/KB/Distributing File System.pdf

3) To solve the login problem, it could be from the DNS problem that listed above or is the problem of NIC shuting down its power with NIC powermanagement (you can locate it under NIC properties).  Another one to look for is the Firewall setting that lies in windows XP which is turn on by defaullt, it should be turn off.

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I panicked and gave up the $245 to Microsoft Phone support and found this out:

When still a Windows NT 4.0 PDC, if you have any value for the Domain field under DNS properties, the Windows 2000 Update software will use That as the domain your DC is connecting to, regardless of what you’ve set as the Domain Name.

My DC was not a member of the domain it was a DC for.

See Microsoft Knowledgebase article # 257623 – it tells you what to do.  The MS Tech sent me a VB script that did it automatically.

I still will use the DSF info Tbird008 showed me (Thanks by the way) and I’m still getting a blue stop screen, but it seems driver related so I’ll take it up with the reseller.

Thanks all.

- Andrew
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Great Andrew,

At least now you are on the right track, by the way thanks for the points and great info for other.   I should have spotted this problem as I went throught it with my other client about 4 month ago.  I've read this article that you provided it did solve the problem for unmatched domain.
Just a quick link for who needs to read this article 257623:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;de;257623

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