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    First of all I want to tell you I am kind of a New B with in the windows server world. I have configured a server (Windows 2003) at home to "play on". I have the server setup as a domain controller and when I logon with My XP pro system it will take about 5 minutes to logon. Anyone ever seen this problem before?

    Thanks

  • #2
    This sounds like a DNS problem. Have a look in the DNS applet in Admin Tools and see if there is an A Record entered for the XP system that is slow to logon. If there isn't, then create one. Logon again and see if that makes a difference.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by biggles77
      This sounds like a DNS problem. Have a look in the DNS applet in Admin Tools and see if there is an A Record entered for the XP system that is slow to logon. If there isn't, then create one. Logon again and see if that makes a difference.
      I looked in the dnsmgmt tool in Admin Tools and I dont see a place to add the record for the XP system. Is that the correct place to look?

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      • #4
        Slow Logon

        You can try either :
        ipconfig /flushdns
        followed by:
        ipconfig /registerdns
        from the command line. This is assuming that your DNS server is the SBS server and the XP is configred as such.
        If you still have problems with slowness you may want to check out:
        http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=139
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        • #5
          Thanks I will try that.

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          • #6
            Re: Slow logon times

            Hi,,

            I don't want to create a new such a thread with the same problem while it's already exsist.

            I'm having the same problem, I've installed Win2k3 in my Desktop and Win XP Pro in my notebook. Before i register the XP into the Domain it was loging fast without any problem, but after registering the XP as well as 2003 which are installed in the Notebook, it takes 5 ~ 6 minutes to logon

            I've checked the DNS ServerName > Forward Lookup Zone > DomainName > in the Right Pane I can c the the server name with Host (A) Type. IP Address same as the Server IP Address.

            Any help ?

            Thanks,

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            • #7
              Re: Slow logon times

              Hi,

              I've tired changing the DNS IP in the Cleint Machine to the ServerIP, it logs on Fast. But when I change the DNS to the ADSL Router, to be able to use the internet, it won't logon Fast.

              Any help to get rid of this isse ?

              Thanks,

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              • #8
                Re: Slow logon times

                The logon will be slow when pointing to the router because the DNS on the router won't know where to go to your server, thus sending the request to the internet's DNS servers (usually your ISP).

                Changing this to your internal DNS server rectifies the problem you are encountering because it is authoritative (think thats the word) for your domain. It doesn't need to go searching anywhere for details as it knows where to go.

                Always point your DNS to the internal DNS server(s) on your network. This will cut down on the time it takes to logon. You then setup your DNS server to forward any queries it can't resolve to the forwarders that you have specified, typically your ISP's DNS server.

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                • #9
                  Re: Slow logon times

                  Hi Mate,
                  K, now I have to Change the IP Address of the Client to my server DNS. But what about if I want to use the internet on that machine ?

                  What to do ?

                  Thanks,

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                  • #10
                    Re: Slow logon times

                    Thanx wullieb1,

                    I just change the DNS IP Address to the Server IP Address instead of ISP and ADSl Router IP Address, and the internet is work fine now without doing anything in the DNS Server.

                    The Problem has been solved.

                    Thanx.,

                    habibalby
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                    • #11
                      Re: Slow logon times

                      Originally posted by habibalby
                      Thanx wullieb1,

                      I just change the DNS IP Address to the Server IP Address instead of ISP and ADSl Router IP Address, and the internet is work fine now without doing anything in the DNS Server.

                      The Problem has been solved.

                      Thanx.,

                      habibalby

                      As long as your Default gateway is set to the routers internal IP address then browsing the web will not pose a problem.

                      Please note that the default gateway can point to a proxy server on your network which will forward all requests to the real door out.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Slow logon times

                        Originally posted by wullieb1

                        Please note that the default gateway can point to a proxy server on your network which will forward all requests to the real door out.
                        I didn;t get u in the point. u mean the ADSL Router DNS IP should be point it to the ISP?

                        ISP DNS IP = 193.188.97.197
                        ADSL DNS = 193.188.97.197
                        ADSL IP = 192.168.1.254
                        Server DNS = 192.168.1.254
                        Server IP = 192.168.1.9
                        Cleint DNS = 192.168.19

                        It's like this, the ADSL Router DNS IP Point to ISP IP Address.
                        The Test Server with Static IP Address
                        Server DNS = ADSL Router.
                        Client DNS = Test Server
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                        • #13
                          Re: Slow logon times

                          I woul disbale DNS on the router if possible. If not then point it towards the ISP's DNS.

                          Alll you clients point to your internal DNS server with the default gateway set to be the router or your firewall's or your proxy servers IP address.

                          BTW Your server should always point to itself for DNS resolution and be set with a forwarder to your ISP's DNS server not your ADSL router.

                          In your case

                          ISP DNS set as a forwarder within your internal DNS server. 193.188.97.197
                          ADSL DNS disbaled if possible. If not then your ISP. 193.188.97.197
                          Server DNS should point to 192.168.1.9 (Itself). This should be primary DNS with no secondary.
                          Client DNS should point to 192.168.1.9 (Server) This should be primary with no secondary.

                          If you add a second DNS server then you would set the secondary DNS option to that.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Slow logon times

                            Hi,

                            I've made what u have stated here.

                            In the Server DNS manager Right Click on the ServerName > properties > Forwarders tab > DNS Domains: All other DNS Domains > Selected Domain Forwarders IP Adress is ISP: 193.188.97.197.

                            Interfaces Tap > Listen On = All Ip Addresses.

                            Server DNS = 192.168.1.9 ItSelf
                            Default gateway = ADSL 192.168.1.254

                            Internet Works Fine.

                            Client:

                            Default Gateway = 192.168.1.9
                            DNS = 192.168.1.9

                            Internet it doesn't work.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Slow logon times

                              The default gateway on your client should point to your adsl router.

                              That is why you can't get out.

                              As i previosly said it needs to point to oneof the following

                              Routers internal IP address.
                              Firewalls internal address.
                              Proxy servers internal address.

                              In your case you don't seem to have a firewall or a proxy so it points to your routers address.

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