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Slow login to Domain (probable cause is DNS)

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My users take 4-5 minutes to log into the server.  From looking at previous questions, I have an idea of what may be wrong...

I have 2 questions:

1.) How do I make sure that my user's profiles are being stored locally?  I browse to the profile tab of the user properties window, and local path is there, but empty.  Does this just mean it will use the default, or is it still retrieving the profiles from the server?

2.) I have a firewall, and one machine set up as the domain controller.  My firewall's DHCP hands out the DNS IPs that my ISP gave me (T1).  This works fine, but in looking around, I saw that I may need to configure DNS on the domain controller or there will be long login times...

Help!!!

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ok, I understand, but I know nothing about configuring DNS.

All I know is that when I open DNS I get a tree with my servername with two subfolders:

"Forward Lookup Zones" and "Reverse Lookup Zones"

The only entry that has anything in it is "Forward lookup zones"

That has a folder "MyDomain.com"

and within "MyDomain.com" there are the following entries:
Name | Type | Data
(same as parent) | Start of Authority | [2], machinename.MyDomain.com., admin
(same as parent) | Name Server | machinename.MyDomain.com.
servername | Host | ##.##.##.##

How do I perform those steps.... I know I must sound like a dingbat, but huh?


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Hey

Everyone was great!, my clients log on with no problem!

Thanks for all your help.


You know there really should be a HOW-TO for this configuration.  I have to imagine this is the default network setup for most 20-50 employee businesses!

Thanks again!
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