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Applying Computer Settings taking ages

hi all
please see the image for my network diagram, everything was fine until  this evening when i turn on my server Exchange1 and it is getting stuck at "APPLYING COMPUTER SETTINGS", it look like it is  not hanged  because i can see the animated line on the window screen but screen is not moving beyond this stage. i have left the PC on for like two hours but still no joy. i have tried  rebooting it several times but same thing happens, it restart like a normal PC but doesn't move forward from that screen.  please help me as i need to work on my lab.
many thanks
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kimbroy thnx for ur reply, how do i check event logs bcoz im not able to login.
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Glad you asked!

From another machine thats on that domain.

Go to start run type in mmc

in mmc go to file add/remove snap in.

choose event viewer

select another computer

put in \\nameofcomputer

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With only 1 DC in the network (itself!) the Exchange services get all offended, back off, wait for the DC/DNS/LDAP functions to startup, then retry... not to mention the poor machine doesn't know where to get GPO's, etc.

It's just a lab, so who cares?  If this were production, I'd stand up another DC/DNS server and make sure each DC has itself and each other in the DNS IP stack..

BTW: This is typical in SBS networks.
fastfngrz, u r right that its a lab so who cares :) but still i have spend a lot of time configuring it and yesterday fortunately it was back to normal, otherwise what's the best practice in a production environment?
thank you guys my server is rebooting like normal now.