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

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.

Thanks,
Toby
Microsoft Server OSWindows XPWindows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Delphineous Silverwing

Come to think of it ... do you have the delay when you log on at the local concole of the server?
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geoff_austin

Delphineous - Thanks for your replies.

Yes, there is also a substantial delay when logging onto the server from the console.

The CPU Usage is alternating between 2% and about 30%.  

Physical memory (k):-
Total: 4193268
Available: 360288
System cache: 545872

PF usage: 3.53 GB

Earlier on today I logged in and it was very quick, so your theory about available system resources might be a good one.
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geoff_austin

I had an errant SQL process running that was hogging memory and processing power.  After I got shot of it the login times returned to normal.  Thanks for your help.
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