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I am having slow logon times connecting to a domain on a number of different PCs. The DC is running Server 2003 with AD, DHCP and DNS enabled.  The workstations are running XP SP3.  When logging on it gets stuck on the Applying your Computer Settings and hangs for a number of minutes before logging in. I have included some event logs below from the client PC. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if you require any more information.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1053
Date:            12/01/2010
Time:            17:01:14
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      XPS-430
Description:
Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1054
Date:            12/01/2010
Time:            17:01:29
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      XPS-430
Description:
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.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      AutoEnrollment
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      15
Date:            12/01/2010
Time:            17:01:31
User:            N/A
Computer:      XPS-430
Description:
Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b).  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
  Enrollment will not be performed.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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by:fhillyer1
ID: 26295341
I will be suggesting some solutions to the common 1053 error, first can you rename your computer from XPS-430 to XPS430 and tell me if it works

the solutions i am going to point out are gonna be from the easiest to the hardest ones
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by:wdurrett
ID: 26297719
Please log into this computer as the local admin and make sure the DNS server is pointed to either you DC or is set to obtain automatically.  If it is auto, please make sure your DHCP server is handing out the correct DNS address.
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by:barrymccann79
ID: 26302462
Changed the name of the PC to XPS430 and the problem is the same.

DNS is assigned automatically and I checked the assigned DNS server on the PC and it is correct.
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by:barrymccann79
ID: 26349273
Any more ideas on this? Still experiencing slow logon times and I'm fairly sure it's DNS related.
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by:fhillyer1
ID: 26353003
Open the Properties of the LAN
click on configuration and then advanced
look for IPv4 Large Send Offload and if found check to
see that value should be DISABLE
then click to save it, if that does not solve it
let me know
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by:fhillyer1
ID: 26353071
also try on the server, on the user properties, do not assign a home folder to see if that aleviates your pain, post any results please
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by:wdurrett
ID: 26353097
Is there only one DNS server assigned to the PC?
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by:barrymccann79
ID: 26355247
I will check the settings on the PC in the morning, it does connect to a shared drive so I will disconnect and see if it improves.

Only one DNS server assigned to the PC.
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by:fhillyer1
ID: 26355309
when i said home drive it is in the DC under the user properties in case you have active directory
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by:jramsier
ID: 26355352
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by:barrymccann79
ID: 26359005
I checked the server and disconnected the home drive in AD but the problem remained.

I also followed the steps outlined in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310461 but it also made no difference. I still get the following errors in the Event Viewer -

Event Type:        Error
Event Source:    Userenv
Event Category:                None
Event ID:              1054
Date:                     20/01/2010
Time:                     12:06:48
User:                     NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:          XPS430
Description:
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.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:        Error
Event Source:    AutoEnrollment
Event Category:                None
Event ID:              15
Date:                     20/01/2010
Time:                     12:07:06
User:                     N/A
Computer:          XPS430
Description:
Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b).  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Enrollment will not be performed.

Event Type:        Error
Event Source:    Userenv
Event Category:                None
Event ID:              1053
Date:                     20/01/2010
Time:                     12:09:56
User:                     NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:          XPS430
Description:
Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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barrymccann79 earned 0 total points
ID: 26361682
I disabled NetBIOS over TCP/Ip and it worked for me. No more slow login times. Thanks for the help.
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by:fhillyer1
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good that you found it, awesome
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