Windows 2008 r2 server (HP DL380p G8) after a restarts takes almost an hour to login.
This server used to not have this problem for about 8 months, but for the past 4 months it has had it and I don't know why. After the restart I login and then have the words Welcome and a spinning hour glass. The words Welcome stay for almost an hour until I finally get to the desktop. During this time the server will reply to pings. I don’t have this issue when restarting in safe mode with networking. I do have this issue if clean boot (msconfig and disable all non-MS services and disable all in Startup tab).
This only happens after a restart and regardless of the way connecting (console, rdp, or ilo). If I simply log off and then back on there is no delay. There is no delay in safe mode with networking either.
Extra info....the NIC is HP Ethernet 1 Gb 4-port 331FL and the driver is provided by HP 16.6.04 but the driver details states provider Broadcom 18.104.22.168.