We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Server 2003 slow to log in Administrator

380 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Hi, We have an MS Server 2003 Standard , was installed 12 moths ago, new good specs intel base hardware.        It is the Domain control with active directory , 20 users with XP Pro, file & print share, latest win updates, not serving any apps.
It sometimes take VERY long time (10 - 40 minutes) to log in as administrator onto it. It authenticates, shows you the standard MS blue desktop screen (no icons) & just sits there...
When you restart it (by pressing the naughty little button at the front) Admin can log in within 2 -3 minutes, as you would normally expect.
We used to backup w Retrospect 6 server (inheritance from old server) & it seemed to lock up when login in as backup user to swap backup HDD's (since few months reverted to only admin login)  & starting a second instance of retrospect. Last month we remove Retro & changed over to Acronis server 11 (AUR), issue is still existing - especially when login using RDP

Any ideas out there?       Many thanks for our help.
Comment
Watch Question
Cloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 9 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE