Domain logons from clients take 2 minutes

Posted on 2007-10-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Client has a network of 7 XP Pro clients and Server 2003 with AD Domain. Client to client shared files open almost immediately, client to server shared files take 6 minutes to open. Domain logins take ~ 2 minutes. Searching the web implies most likely problem is dns. If I change client dns servers to only the server IP clients cannot find the domain. What am I missing?
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    can server ping client with FQDN?
    can client ping server with FQDN?
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    The problem is most likely DNS. Make sure that all clients (and the Domain Controller), point to the Windows DNS Server (normally the Domain Controller) as their preferred DNS server (this means that the DC usually points to itself). In the case of Static IPs this is set in the TCP/IP properties of the network card, where you are using DHCP it can be set as a DHCP option

    In addition your windows DNS server should be set up with forwarders to point to your ISPs DNS server(s) for external name resolution1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.  Open the DNS console Right-click ServerName, where ServerName is the name of the DNS server, and then click the Forwarders tab. Enter the IP address of your ISPs DNS servers

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