I have recently joined a Windows 2000 Pro laptop to our new Win2K server domain. It was previously joined to an NT4 domain. The change-over went fine, until the first boot up when the laptop took 10 minutes to get to the logon prompt, claiming all along that it was applying the security policy. It did eventually get there and once logged in all was well.
I just thought that this was taking forever because it was the intial log in. However, every subsequent log on takes this long!
When I remove the network connection the laptop loads up in an instant. This delay happens only when it is plugged into the network. Network speeds are 100Mb/s between it and the domain controller, so does anyone have any ideas why it is taking so long?
Another spanner in the works is that it's the only machine that has this problem on my network, which incidentally has no security policies set yet... oh yes, and it's the managing director's laptop!
So can anyone help?!
Additional info: laptop is running SP4, is a P4 Toshiba; server is a Xeon Proliant running at 10% capacity. i have tried adding a blank security policy to see what that does but it makes no difference.