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Taking too long to log into the domain

A machine we have at work uses Windows XP (as all the other machines). It has a 1 Gig onboard ethernet controller. It takes forever to log into the domain (about 10 minutes). With the same account it would take very little time to log into another machine. I tested to see if it was the NIC card... and was able to copy a 250 mb file in about 10 seconds. One symptom that I can note is that when I try to log in through this machine the login screen grays out for about  20-30 seconds before it proceeds into the next logging in messages. Our AD is Win 2003 Server.
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swinfosec

8/22/2022 - Mon
Paka

Try deleting and recreating the user profile.  Is this a multi-domain, multi-site environment?
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alateos

The profile is not the issue... same profile loads fine on other machines. This is a single domain enviornment.
FFNetAdmins

Have you disjoined and rejoined to the domain? I've seen that fix similar domain related trust issues before.

If that doesn't work then check out some of the symptoms outlined in the Microsoft article below. It may be a service not starting correctly.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822219
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Paka

Do you have roaming profiles enabled?
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alateos

Yes roaming profiles are enabled.
Paka

So all users that logon to this particular machine have the same delay?  Is this a single site, single domain controller topology?
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alateos

Yes all have the same delay... which is a long one... and it is a single site and single domain. I think something must be wrong with the onboard ethernet controller which is using... and that's what I'm troubleshooting now.
Jay_Jay70

potentially DNS if its not the nic - read this :)
http://www.block.net.au/help/dns-basics/
Paka

Try cleaning the TCP stack with the following command (you'll have to reenter IP info if it isn't DHCP assigned) and rebooting:
netsh interface ip reset reset.txt
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ChiefIT

Or, you could have Client for Microsoft Netware installed. So, it is trying to go to netware first and when it doesn't see a Novell netware device, then it will look for a Microsoft server. Hence the delay.
ChiefIT

Oops, that should have said (client services for netware), not (client for Microsoft Netware). I am tired.
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alateos

I've actually reformatted the PC and re-installed everything from scratch. Now it works fine... I guess I'll never know what the deal was. Could the moderator kindly close this ticket?
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