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I am in the process of moving my client from Novell to SBS 2008. Aftert I uninstlled all of the Novell components. I rebooted twice then I started the Domain http://connect wizard and joined the computers onto the domain. All of the Computers (XP Pro SP3 are extremely slow. What cleanup steps would you recommend I investigate to find the cause of the slow system?
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by:nuttytech
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Check out the properties of you Local Area Connection and make sure that the NWLink IPX/SPX/Netbios Comptible Tranport Protocol is uninstalled. Uninstalling the client doesn't always get rid of the protocol. While in the properties of your Network Places, you can also click on Advanced menu, Advanced Settings and check Provider Order to see if Microsoft Windows Network is on top of the list.
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by:Cris Hanna
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Also make sure that  DNS on the client ONLY points to the IP address of the NIC of the SBS 2008 server
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by:LostInWindows
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I checked and there is no information for IPX/SPX in the system.
The DNS on the client also has the correct information for the new server.
The "old" network had hard coded IP address, I did perform the following:
  a) change IP configuration to automatic
  b) Release
  c) flushdns
  d) renew
Also I found close to 25 entries in "My Network Places" pointing to the old network. I deleted all of these but the systems are still painfully slow. Example clicking on "My Computer" will take between 30 and 75 seconds to open.
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by:Cris Hanna
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My next recommendation is that you run the SBS BPA on the server and correct anything it finds.  www.sbsbpa.com)
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by:LostInWindows
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The new XP PC's that were never on Novell work fine. I will try this on Tuesday when I am back on site.
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by:LostInWindows
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This seems to be something related to the migrated profile. If I log into the slow PC's with a new account it runs fine. I can't think of an easy way to resolve this short of reseeding the profile or re-imaging the PC
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It would really be a matter of going through profiles and registry to see what remants of the Novell configuration might still be present for the old user account.  It's all about time and effort, and the reward
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by:LostInWindows
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Could I just search the registry for Novell?
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by:Cris Hanna
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Oh absolutely...
Have you verified that Client 32 is fully uninstalled, deleted the directory, run msconfig and verified nothing there point to Client32?
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by:LostInWindows
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I think so, I will recheck tonight on 1 machine.
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by:deroode
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Places to look:
- Recent file links (%userprofile%\recent) pointing to a no-more-existing server
- Roaming profiles pointing to a no-more-existing server (HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/Currentversion/ProfileList
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Wow, the recent had over 200 items pointing to the old server. I deleted them, and now I will ask the client to see if it is better.
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