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# 40863 4-Sep-2009 19:44
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Hey

The situation is I have been given the job to upgrade a Computer Room to Windows 7.

I have done a fresh install on one computer and added it to the Active Directory Domain, but when an account with a roaming profile logs in, 1 they cannot view their My Documents Folder (Set as H: Drive) and 2 It takes about 2 minutes to login where as Windows XP took 20 seconds (95% of the time gathering Security and Local Policy Settings).

From what I can tell it is a problem at the server end.


Here is the list of servers that it access:

Domain Controller / DNS / DHCP server - Windows Server 2003 (KEN)

File Storage Server - Windows Server 2000 (KA)



Am I right in saying Windows 7 doesn't like the Windows 2000 storage server?

I am planning on upgrading the Domain Controller to Windows Server 2008 R2 in the coming weeks, will this possibly fix the long login issue?






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  # 253345 5-Sep-2009 07:49
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for the long log on time, is the DNS on the W7 machines definiatly pointed to the correct DNS server for the AD?



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  # 253363 5-Sep-2009 11:19
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Yep, I've double checked that.

 
 
 
 


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  # 257717 23-Sep-2009 09:10
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Disable IPv6 on the windows 7 machine and see if this helps :)

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  # 259221 29-Sep-2009 00:18
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You have to change the folder redirection policy, it is different in Vista and Win7.
I don't think that win2k3 support this, you must have at least a server 2k8 domain cotroller to properly implement this solution

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  # 259302 29-Sep-2009 10:39
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Never install a new OS before SP1 that's the golden rule (except for at home and/or for testing)

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  # 259475 29-Sep-2009 19:50
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Ragnor: Never install a new OS before SP1 that's the golden rule (except for at home and/or for testing)


thats a stupid rule - except maybe for vista

also, windows 2008 server was actually released as SP1 - there was no earlier version - so how does your lgic work now? :)




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  # 259695 30-Sep-2009 12:25
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It's not gospel but the reality is all OS's have a lot of bugs and all OS's have a lot of them at release.

Windows 7 has had a more open beta than normal for a Microsoft OS but there are still a ton of annoying bugs in it right now.

You don't have to strictly wait for SP1 but in my experience it does usually pay off well to wait an extra few months post release before jumping on the bandwagon especially for machines you depend on (as opposed to personal/testing machines).






 
 
 
 


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  # 259699 30-Sep-2009 12:28
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Ragnor: Never install a new OS before SP1 that's the golden rule (except for at home and/or for testing)


That thinking was the reason why MS tried to get Vista SP1 out ASAP.
Worked for the people saying "wait till sp1", but turned other people into "A new OS shouldnt need a SP so soon".

I are sick of Vista haters. Its not *that* bad.

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  # 259792 30-Sep-2009 16:39
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One of the guys here at work is running Windows 7 against our 2003 DC but doesnt have any issues. Are there any event logs relating to the logon? (on both the servers and workstation)

@Ragnor,Simonm,Regs: Each to their own really, but if you are planning to roll out a new OS then you should really be testing this before doing a mass roll out. I didn't find vista that bad, i think that because it was such a huge change in the layout of the OS that alot of people disliked it (of course there were the issues with drivers etc that put alot of other people off too)

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  # 261201 5-Oct-2009 13:45
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engedib: You have to change the folder redirection policy, it is different in Vista and Win7.
I don't think that win2k3 support this, you must have at least a server 2k8 domain cotroller to properly implement this solution


You do not need a Windows 2008 Domain Controller to implement newer Group Policies

for example, Windows 7 group policies will still happily work even going back to a Windows 2000 domain

there is no dependancy between Group Policy and the version of the AD domain

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  # 262306 8-Oct-2009 08:38
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I can confirm that i have just upgraded my laptop to Win 7 Enterprise and it joined to the domain without any issues at all. We run a 2003 DC. Mapped folders worked fine.

Have you had any luck in finding a solution?

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