Laptops hang at "loading profile" after login w/ domain account when not on the domain
Posted on 2008-10-15
Issue: Laptops hang at "loading profile" after login w/ domain account when not on the domain.
Laptop OS: Windows XP SP3
Domain Controller OS: Windows 2003 x64 SP2
Details: Laptops login fine when connected to the domain.
Recent Changes to Group Policy: none
Recent Software Installations: none
Other Recent Changes: I think DHCP and DNS was recently turned off on one of our servers. Possibly also the server role was changed so it is no longer a domain controller. We still have another domain controller running DHCP and DNS. I will try to confirm these changes with the techs and get more details. Also there have been many Windows patches lately.
Possibly Related Event log messages:
- Event ID 1054, Source Userenv, User NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, Windows Cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted). Group Policy processing aborted.
- Event ID 1003, Source: Dhcp, User N/A, Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0007E96DA6FE. The following error occurred: The semaphore timeout period has expired. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on it own from the network address (DHCP) server.