Windows 2000 Server

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have W2K server installed on a stand alone, used for LAN,  however when I attempt to logon, it takes about 20 minutes.

When I ping the server"server01", I discovered that it pings an external address ""

I disconnected the DSL router from server the  and I was able to logon to the server immediately.

I don't know how this happened, it just started a few days ago.
Question by:Rustywesley
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    It sounds like a DNS issue to me.  You may need to setup the W2K server to be a DNS server & point it to your ISP DNS server.
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    Was this a server used somewhere else and you're trying to set it up as a server for yourself / or business?

    When you are at the CTRL-AlT-DEL screen and go to logon; do you see 2 or 3 logon options:

    User Name:
    Log on to:

    Do you see 2 or all three of the above?

    Once logged into the "server", right click "My Network Places".  Besides "Make a New Connection", what other icons are here?  I'm thinking if this is a used machine and you're trying to recycle it, that it maybe trying to make a VPN connection to this connection you are mentioning.


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