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vista ultimate hang at please wait screen after joining sbs 2008 domain

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I run a sbs 2008 domain. All my xp boxes work just how they should. I have 3 vista ultimate boxes that for nothing will join the domain correctly. I have tried the network id, http://connect, joining the domain like you would xp, recreate dns and computer in ad. All it does it wait at the "Please Wait" screen.
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yes i have.. I have no norton on the machine.

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You are in luck today!!! Maybe.

I had this exact problem which niggled at me for weeks. 4 vista machines and 4 XP machines on a SBS08 network.

It was only the Vista machines that would be affected with an indefinite hang on the Please wait screen when booting up. Much like yourself I tried absolutely everything to no avail.... Until...

I identified through my event logs that the Norton Anti-virus minifilter was causing the hang. To test it I uninstalled that version of Norton and presto... Vista now boots everytime.

I hope for you that this is the problem as this annoyed me for weeks! You may need to uninstall Norton or work out a way to turn off the minifilter. I had another version that I could install so didnt investigate switching the minifilter off.

Please let me know how you go.

Cheers
Gavin

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What antivirus do you have? As I have read that not only Norton causes this problem. Also, check what programs are being loaded at boot up in your Vista Side bar.

I would also suggest checking your SYSTEM event logs very carefully and identify the exact log before you force quit after a hang.
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