Im currently stumped as what to do with this problem. I have a windows 2003 SBS server running active directory. I really have two issue but I belive they are related. First when my clients go to authenticate and log on it takes them 6-7 minutes to log on. If I log on to the machine locally it logs on in less than a 20 seconds.
This is a brand new install of the AD and domain so I do not know what I did wrong. Once I log on all my rights work correctly with DNS I see all my share and my DNS resolves properly but it just takes forever to log on.
Secondly every eveing somewhere from 5-7 at night my clients are connected to the office documents on a network share. Every night they loose connectivity to the server and the shares. This results in the PC not responding and cant access anything on the server. They reboot the machines wait forever to log on and it works again. I have even had the machine stay logged on to the network all night and it works the next morning but for some reason everyday in the 5-7 time frame I loose connection. The funny thing is that I have a second windows 2003 sbs as a file server and it seems to never loose connection to the DC or the share files it just my xp machines that drop daily. At first I thought it was just one xp machine doing this so I was trouble shooting from the xp machine but now I have 5 doing it regularly so it has to be a setting in the server somewhere but I just dont know what to check at this point.
Thanks for the help in advance.