troubleshooting Question

Slow logging onto Windows 2003 server (DC) via Remote Desktop Connection

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I have a Windows 2003 (Std Edition) R2 server, which is on the only DC in my domain, and also hosts DNS, DHCP, Exchange, file & print.

Up until recently I have been logging into it via RDC without any delays.  However recently whenever I connect I see my credentials flash up and then disappear again, then the screen turns grey and it just sits there for about 5 minutes before the desktop eventually appears.

I have a login script that is running, but that hasn't changed recently so I can't see that being the problem.  DNS is set up properly, and the problem occurs if I connect using hostname or IP address, so I don't think it's a DNS issue.  Other domain administrators experience the same problem as me, and none of us are using roaming profiles, so I don't think that's the issue.

There are some errors in the event log relating to SQL server, but I can't see these affecting the login times?

Any suggestions would be extremely welcome.

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