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Hangs at applying personal settings

Last Modified: 2012-05-11
During the past week, we've had issues with around 50 XP SP3 clients having problems logging in. The pc hangs for more than 20minutes when "applying personal settings". The pc is shut down brutally and re-started. Then it is able to login.

But we have a gpo controlling wallpaper and one for Communicator, and these gpo's are applied (gpresult) but not effective. Other GPO's are applied.

We have 4 DC's (2 hardware and 2 virtual, all W2K8 R2). These DC's are not located in the countries where the pc's with problems are.

I have checked DNS settings and they look fine.
No GPO's has been altered the past month.
If I do a Systeminfo in a command prompt, the machines uses different DC's
Wan links are not loaded
Windows7 machines are not affected

I'm a bit lost here
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