Server 2012 R2 says "Please wait" for a long time while booting into Windows

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I have a Server 2012 R2 Active Directory server that always takes a long time (around 20 to 80 minutes" whenever it is rebooted or is booting up after being shut down.

During this time it says "Please wait" before displaying the message to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to logon.

Currently there are no group policies being used on this server

What can be done to fix this issue so that this Server 2012 R2 server won't take so long before it allows us to logon to the server?
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Check what gpos it has to process and services to start.
Use gpmc group policy results review computer based GPO/preferences. Check network setup.
Single or multi-network storage that is iscsi/FC/sas that requires a longer setup.......

Though your setup time seems long provided no updates are being processed. And no disk related scan is being performed.

HW make/model?
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This is an Intel S2600CP server board with 128 GB of RAM.

It has two 2 Ghz CPUs and runs fast except for loading Windows it gets stuck on this "Please wait" screen.
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Check event log to make sure it is not running into issues loading ad netlogon, etc.
Is this the system with which you had issues with?
what is it booting from?  Spinning Rust or SSD?

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