Windows Server 2008 R2
Exchange 2010 SP1
VMWare ESXi 5.0
All updates applied
This one server keeps running like a dog after a few days, and after a reboot more often than not (but not EVERY time) it takes 20-30 mins to boot, stuck on Applying Computer Settings.
After it finally finishes booting it had put itself onto Public Network. We have to disable and re-enable the NIC (VMXNET3) in order for it to rediscover the "Domain Network" - and everything springs to life.
I found a few articles about defaulting the NLA location to not Public but there is no option to default to Domain.
Lost for ideas.