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why windows 2000 server start up so slow after active directory installed???

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after active directory is installed, my system need about 5 or 10 mins to start up, the "preparing networking" section last a very long time. isn't this unusual? is there a way to fix it?
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Top Expert 2007

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How is your directory configured?
How many servers/sites?

I know mine takes 'a while' - but 5-10 is a bit much...
Ours typically is about 3-5...

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i use dcpromo to setup ,, with a default settings.

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Hi smantha1979,

If the server isn't a very powerful machine or isn't connected to a network hub/switch then you'll get a long wait.

Check the network cable is connected and post up the specs of your machine.


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If you have 2 network cards in this server, make sure the primary (internal) NIC is at the top of the binding order.

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my server is connected for suer,, and only one nic :(
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Sounds like a DNS problem.

Make sure your NIC has the DNS setting for only itself.
You can set Forwarding up so that it will forward internet requests to the ISP - no problem.

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Also, make sure all your workstations only use your server for DNS.

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i have a router connect to a cable modem, and my server connects to the router,, my other computer get the ip from the router's dhcp, is it ok to use router's dns server for workstations?
i can connect tothe internet and resolve domains, so the forwarding part would be fine..
the server is fine,, just start so slow,,:(
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That's why.  When you install Active Directory it needs DNS that supports Dynamic Updates.

It's fine to have DHCP on the router, just make sure the server has a static address and you are using the server's DNS - things will work much better that way.

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i had set the forward zone with dynamic update supported,, and i had manually config the static address before i setup the active directory.
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