Slow Logon after domain change

March 17, 2011 at 03:33:03
Specs: Windows 2003 R2
I have a 2003 server which was a member of an NT4 domain.
I have moved it into a Windows 2000 domain.
However, since the move the logon time has gone from approx 2-3 seconds to 30 seconds.
I have no group policies being applied and any machine that has not been moved from another domain but is in the windows 2000 domain, the logon takes 2-3 seconds.

My DNS and WINS are all pointing to the correct location. The domain change appears to have worked yet it takes extra long to logon.

Interestingly, if I logon with an account from the old domain it only takes a couple of seconds.


Anyone have any ideas?


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#1
March 17, 2011 at 04:35:20
Basically this is a DNS issue. If the DNS of the system is not pointing to the DNS Server which includes a record of the domain, then it hangs on and does nothing. This is usually the case if we specify the DNS server as public internet servers rather than our own internal domain DNS server. So to solve this problem, just logon with the local administrator account and change the DNS address to the one which specifies the domain in its records.
To come out of the waiting loop, just press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and the system will come out of the waiting loop.

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#2
March 17, 2011 at 04:37:47
Thanks for this. However the server is pointing to the correct DNS and WINS servers.

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#3
March 17, 2011 at 10:40:09
Have you reviewed the host and ptr records in DNS for this server?
Like did you use the same ip for the 2003 server as before?

What do you mean you can logon using an account from the NT4 domain? Logging on at the server or connecting via a pc?

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#4
March 17, 2011 at 16:21:14
What was/is the functional roles of the 2003 server? Was it just a File Server or something more?

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#5
March 18, 2011 at 02:56:53
We have checked all the DNS records and all appear fine.
Basically the server was migrated from one domain to another and that's when the problems started. This is affecting any server that has been moved from other domains to this one.
We have been consolidating domains and removing NT4...

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#6
March 18, 2011 at 08:32:08
thenam please post a ipconfig /all from a added server and one that doesn't have the issues you describe for comparison. We might see something you haven't.

I would still like a answer to what you mean by "Interestingly, if I logon with an account from the old domain it only takes a couple of seconds. "

Are you saying you can logon the old domain and connect to the member server you transferred?

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#7
March 18, 2011 at 09:05:12
Checked a few servers and they all have the same info in there.

You can log directly onto the server with an account of the old domain it was transfered from and it's a lot quicker. I work on a multi domain environment and there are many trusts in place that allow this.


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