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XP SP2 - Userenv 1054 - long login w/cached domain credentials

Posted on 2004-09-27
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I understand that this is usualy related to DNS problems finding a DC.  However my DC will not be found on this network because there is a different domain here.

So I am attempting to login with my cached domain credentials to my laptop....this takes a long period of time login since upgrading to SP2.  This used to be a much quicker process, I have searched the web and everything that I have found explains that this is a DNS issue.

Is there another fix for this?  Or maybe a way to decrease the timeout threshold so that the logon portion of the startup does nottake so long?

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If the dns address is configured for the nic, windows will try to contact that address, does'n't matter if it's in the domain or not. Replace the dns address with a known and accessible dns server, or delete it if no dns is available.
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Right, so the DNS server is obtained using DHCP..they are valid Servers
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Valid DNS servers and the logon process is still taking minutes...and by logon process I mean the ammount of time that the logon screen is up and trying to authenticate my username and password.  I used bottvis to see what was going on...and it takes 153seconds for logon and services to complete.
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You may try to add this key to the registry, which enable slow link detection:

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SlowLinkDetectEnabled
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

By default this is enabled. I don't think you can do something, because the laptop is looking for a gc, to compare the cached credentials. But you may want to change the way the computer log on:

MACHINE
Administrative Templates\System\Logon
Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon

to be disabled.
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