Applying personal settins takes long time

Posted on 2004-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I have read all of the other solutions to this problem including DNS issues and group policy settings and none have worked for me....

The system even hangs when creating a brand new profile for about 2 minutes.   If I logon localy there is no delay ... just logging onto the domain..

Question by:Zoldy2000
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    workstion windows XP pro service pack 2

    server windows 2003
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    Expert Comment

    If you don't have really large roaming profiles setup, this is very probably a DNS issue.
    The following setup is correct if you have two DNS servers; if it's only one, ignore the references to the second one:

    *** TCP/IP-Settings ***
    * On your first DC/DNS, make sure the only DNS listed in the TCP/IP properties is itself.
    * On your second DC, let it point to the first DC as primary, to itself as secondary.
    * On your domain members, enter both DCs as primary and secondary DNS.
    * Do NOT enter your ISP's DNS server in the TCP/IP settings on any domain member. All DNS resolution needs to be done by your internal DNS servers *only*.

    *** DNS Server Settings ***
    * Delete the root zone (if present) in your DNS servers' forward lookup zones (the single dot, "."), to enable external lookups.
    * Right-click your forward and reverse lookup zones, go to Properties, and make sure that Dynamic Updates are enabled.
    * In the properties page of your DNS servers, configure forwarders to point to your ISP's DNS. The forwarders section is the *only* entry in your network where your ISP's DNS should be listed.
    * It's recommended (but not necessary) to set your zones to Active Directory integrated (this can be done in the properties of the zones as well).

    Once you've checked this, open a command prompt and enter "ipconfig /registerdns", then stop and re-start the netlogon service. Check if the SRV records have been created (see link below).
    For further troubleshooting, you can use dcdiag.exe and netdiag.exe to check your system for errors in the domain setup.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS

    Best practices for DNS client settings in Windows 2000 Server and in Windows Server 2003

    How to Verify the Creation of SRV Records for a Domain Controller

    How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows

    How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows XP

    SRV Resource Records May Not Be Created on Domain Controller

    HOW TO: Configure DNS for Internet Access in Windows Server 2003

    HOW TO: Troubleshoot DNS Name Resolution on the Internet in Windows Server 2003
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    DNS is installed and working ...  it is the only Controller and itself is its own dns ... the clients act the same with or without the ISP DNS configured.
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    More than one workstation with the same problem...

    if I unplugg the workstation from the network it is fast..
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    Accepted Solution

    The ISP's DNS servers may NOT be defined anywhere in your domain except for the Forwarders section.
    Are the SRV records present in your DNS (see link above)?

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