I am hopeful you all can help me pick my brain, I have a very random problem that keeps happening and it may cost me my job if I can't figure out the cause and it's effecting various systems and very random.
Here is the senerio:
- The problem is at any given time, a few systems will take forever to boot up and get stuck on "applying deployed printer policies."
- At the same time, when a student logs in, it is set to install the printer from the lab they are in, and it will get stuck.
- We have a total of 439 systems
- We have had the same group policies that have been fully tested running successfully since September.
- We had the setting "wait for network before boot up" enabled on the default domain, which I have disabled but we had it happen to several today.
- I have taken systems and put them in a blocked ou and removed all policies and added them back one by one and have had inconsistent results. They both became locked up at different policies with different messages. No printer policies ever applied.
- No errors in policies in the event log or any services
- The same two systems mentioned above are not working fine with no issues.
- It's no the same systems every time, it happens very random.
- The machines are pingable when this happens but I am unable to browse to them to manage them using any windows tools.
- the only process I have been able to see when this is happening is the process "system" is running high.
We are on a 2003 forest with all windows 7 systems.
Any suggestions on what I can do to hunt this down? I really have to get this resolved and it's so random and not consistent.