Workstation takes a long time to log in - packet analysis lots of arp requests and spanning tree

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Windows 2003 SBS environment and workstations are taking a long time to login. Takes 3 to 5 minutes.
This is a 12 user network.
I ran Wireshark. Seems like there are a lot of Broadcast ARP requests during login as well as Spanning-tree-(for-bridges)_00 in my packet analysis.
How can I limit or eliminate these at login to see if login is quicker.

 
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sounds like a DNS issue, how fast is the log in using a local user?

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It takes 5 minutes to login.
but my questions, does it take just as long to log in locally versus logging in to the domain?
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Are your workstations using you SBS for DNS? If not, that is most likely your problem.  If your using DHCP to allocate IP's just change your DNS servers from what they are now and use the IP addy of you SBS server only, dont put your service provider in there. Assuming DNS is setup correctly, that should fix you up.

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Tom
is your spanning tree set to port fast?

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Your question was "is your spanning tree set to port fast?"
I have no idea, how do I check that?

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Login locally to workstation is quick, login to the server is about 5 minutes, is Windows 2003 SBS.

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Did you get this resolved?
Sounds like a DNS issue, are you using the server as the DNS for the workstation or the ISP? if you are using the ISP then just change it to the server and that should resolve your issue.

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