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Windows 7 login takes a long time

Posted on 2014-07-16
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Last Modified: 2014-09-09
We have Windows 7 machines that at the Welcome screen it takes up to an hour to login. If we unplug the network cable it logs in right away. Whats the best way to troubleshoot this? It could be a GPO or script running but no changes have been made.
Question by:Thomas N
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Gabriel Clifton earned 2000 total points
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Check DNS and see if the computer can see the domain controller. Check group policies to see if there is something not right or should be removed.
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by:Sekar Chinnakannu
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also check start-up items on msconfig. Disable any thing that you don't want. Also you can delay the start-up service too.
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If the system is joined to a domain I would remove it from the domain then rejoin it, to the domain to see if that may help.

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PantherTech is absolutely correct.  This is usually caused by wrong DNS setting which causes the client to be unable to actually detect the domain controller upon login.

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by:Thomas N
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This was the solution!!!!!! It was DNS that fixed it!!!!

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