Windows 7 and Windows 2003 network

I'm running a Windows 2003 AD with two AD servers, Single domain, two DNS servers, and nothing special. I'm starting to setup some Windows 7, 32 & 64 bit systems and see at times they are very slow to logon.

Anyone have an idea as to why that is the case. I don't see the problem with any XP systems I have on the same network.
AmirsysAsked:
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e--manCommented:
Hi Amirsys

Some things to check

DNS - make sure the DC's are the primary DNS SERVER
login scripts - do you have anything that might not work in windows 7
Roaming profiles -I assume your not running any

A good check is to boot them with the network cable out and see if it's fast.

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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Also check redirected files/folder and group policies in general to see if there are any errors there on the Win 7 machines during logon.
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McKnifeCommented:
First of all, win7 uses more hard drive resources than xp, logons might be slower simply due to this.
Then, you should use logging: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325376/ (applies to win7, too)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/richard_macdonald/archive/2007/03/26/706879.aspx
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chris_martin62Commented:
I've seen some issues with startup and logon scripts hanging it up. This is something u may want to try but would not leave off. Turn UAC and see if it boots and logs on faster. Like I said a few logon scripts may be hanging up.
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Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
Uncheck tcp ipv6, also check the login scripts to see if printers or anything else is compatible with windows 7.  Had a issue where one of my printers was not windows 7 compatible and it would take several minutes for my windows 7 machines to login.

Like others have said, make sure tcp/ip settings for the dns server is your local dns servers ip.

After that issue, my windows vista and 7 machines logged in just as fast as my xp machines did.
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AmirsysAuthor Commented:
The DNS servers are pointed at themselves, no logon scrips, no roming profiles, I will look at the printer drivers and see what I can find.
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Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
Ok, good deal.
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