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Topic # 13907 4-Jun-2007 21:01
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Hi there.

I have a server running windows server 2003 standard and the pc's that are running XP on the domain go really slow when logging on I have a logon script which does all of my drives.
With my Vista based PC's that are on my domain they log on alot faster can anyone explain to me why it is so slow logging on.

My server is very noisy does anyone have any cheap worthwhile soloutions to make the server alot quiter it only has 1 fan i think which is on the CPU.

Thanks
Riley

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  Reply # 73403 4-Jun-2007 21:28
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You must have at least 1 case fan and 1 fan in the power supply????

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  Reply # 73405 4-Jun-2007 21:42
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oh yea there are the 2 fans. its an apache. it is quite old *more than 5 years. it is a 500mhz with 256mb ram and a 200gb HDD. I realise the server is old but I thought that it must be able to log on faster and also be quiter.

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  Reply # 73434 5-Jun-2007 11:44
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Apache is the name of a web server (software) and probably NOT the name of a piece of hardware. Reduce noise by replacing fans.




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  Reply # 73444 5-Jun-2007 13:28
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AllNightNerding: Hi there.

I have a server running windows server 2003 standard and the pc's that are running XP on the domain go really slow when logging on I have a logon script which does all of my drives.
With my Vista based PC's that are on my domain they log on alot faster can anyone explain to me why it is so slow logging on.

My server is very noisy does anyone have any cheap worthwhile soloutions to make the server alot quiter it only has 1 fan i think which is on the CPU.

Thanks
Riley


Check the following

1. DNS Server is setup correctly and has a domain setup for your AD logon domain
2. your DNS Settings on the clients (XP) are pointing to the Domain Controller for the DNS Server (and no the second DNS shouldn't point to your ISP.)
3. There are no errors in the server or client event logs at logon. (post them here if there are.)
4. You don't have any firewalls enabled on the clients (eg nortons etc)






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  Reply # 74129 9-Jun-2007 18:26
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Hi there
sorry for the late reply..
I have set the default dns to my router *192.168.0.1* and have nothing for the secondary and auto for the rest
Thanks for the help before it was taking upwards of 10 minutes to log on now it is taking barly 10sec

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  Reply # 74135 9-Jun-2007 20:53

the clients of your domain controller should be configured to use the AD server as their DNS server, because the client makes a number of DNS requests (of records in the workgroup/domain name you chose) during logon. Working DNS is important part of an Active Directory domain.




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  Reply # 74359 12-Jun-2007 11:07
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DNS Requests should be as follows
XP CLIENTS -> Windows 2003 Server -> Internet Provider

Also, on your server, the local LAN DNS Settings should be itself, and DNS Server should be setup with forwarders to your ISP.




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  Reply # 74416 12-Jun-2007 17:42
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Yea.
One thing I have about 10 computers on our network does this mean that I have to round manually and configure the IP's its fine if I have to but it would jsu tbe anoying.

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  Reply # 77090 5-Jul-2007 21:29
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Its only ten. Im sure it wont kill you ;)

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  Reply # 80334 30-Jul-2007 12:11
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AllNightNerding: Yea.
One thing I have about 10 computers on our network does this mean that I have to round manually and configure the IP's its fine if I have to but it would jsu tbe anoying.


You've probably done it by now, but if it was being assigned by DHCP on your DSL modem, then you could have just updated your DSL modems DHCP server with the correct DNS server, instead of itself.



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  Reply # 80357 30-Jul-2007 14:03
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i hav'nt done it yet lol so  will give that a go

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  Reply # 83033 20-Aug-2007 20:25
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The most ideal way is to disable DHCP on your router, and run through the SBS DHCP Wizard, it sets all the correct settings for you.

Then you reboot all your PC's or do a ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew and confirm the correct settings are there, and woolar, super quick logon times.




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  Reply # 83162 21-Aug-2007 16:30
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if you are running windows 2003, and when clients are logging onto the network the proccess stops at applying personal settings or the likes you are probably affected by a bug with a particular dll file.
I had this problem a while back, i think it may be related to folder redirection in group policy. I can slightly remember downloading a hotfix from microsofts site and this fixed the problem right away. sorry i cant link the article, atleast it gives you something to look into.

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