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Slow Login Process [message #160602] Wed, 02 September 2009 12:47 Go to next message
Adam  is currently offline Adam
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Registered: July 2009
Member
I have 2003 Ad network with XP Pro clients.
I have noticed the over all login process is slow.

The Computers seem to reach the login prompt fast enough. (computer policy
seems ok)
Once you log in and personal settings run, then startup scripts .. about 2-5
minutes later the desktop loads.

-I have roaming profiles with folder redirect for desktop, my docs and app
data.

From there it can be several minutes till the system digests all its
activity to allow programs to start. - Click on IE and wait 2 min for launch.

I know there are tons of factors.
I do have a number of start up scripts bound to the user, map drives, set
printers, install software... stuff like that.

Is there a way to check the overall health of AD and the scrips?
Is there something I can run on a few workstations to get an idea what runs
when they log in?

When I bring up task manager during this process it is maybe 5% cpu usage.

I was going to try to rebuild a workstation (virgin) and see if added
software or updates change anything; but I though getting a log of
workstation activity may help too.

Thank you,
Adam
Re: Slow Login Process [message #160606 is a reply to message #160602] Wed, 02 September 2009 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Danny Sanders  is currently offline Danny Sanders  United States
Messages: 169
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Usually the cause of slow AD logons is misconfigured DNS on the client. Can
you post an IPconfig /all from one of the problem computers?


hth
DDS

"Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C36CD66F-2FB8-49D0-A45A-B3E6858D33BA@microsoft.com...
>I have 2003 Ad network with XP Pro clients.
> I have noticed the over all login process is slow.
>
> The Computers seem to reach the login prompt fast enough. (computer policy
> seems ok)
> Once you log in and personal settings run, then startup scripts .. about
> 2-5
> minutes later the desktop loads.
>
> -I have roaming profiles with folder redirect for desktop, my docs and app
> data.
>
> From there it can be several minutes till the system digests all its
> activity to allow programs to start. - Click on IE and wait 2 min for
> launch.
>
> I know there are tons of factors.
> I do have a number of start up scripts bound to the user, map drives, set
> printers, install software... stuff like that.
>
> Is there a way to check the overall health of AD and the scrips?
> Is there something I can run on a few workstations to get an idea what
> runs
> when they log in?
>
> When I bring up task manager during this process it is maybe 5% cpu usage.
>
> I was going to try to rebuild a workstation (virgin) and see if added
> software or updates change anything; but I though getting a log of
> workstation activity may help too.
>
> Thank you,
> Adam
Re: Slow Login Process [message #160608 is a reply to message #160606] Wed, 02 September 2009 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Adam  is currently offline Adam
Messages: 54
Registered: July 2009
Member
Here is the info from my pc:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Domain.com

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxx
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.66
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.209
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200 -DC1(withDNS)
192.168.2.204-DC2(withDNS)
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 02, 2009
8:52:42 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 07, 2009
8:52:42 AM



"Danny Sanders" wrote:

> Usually the cause of slow AD logons is misconfigured DNS on the client. Can
> you post an IPconfig /all from one of the problem computers?
>
>
> hth
> DDS
>
> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C36CD66F-2FB8-49D0-A45A-B3E6858D33BA@microsoft.com...
> >I have 2003 Ad network with XP Pro clients.
> > I have noticed the over all login process is slow.
> >
> > The Computers seem to reach the login prompt fast enough. (computer policy
> > seems ok)
> > Once you log in and personal settings run, then startup scripts .. about
> > 2-5
> > minutes later the desktop loads.
> >
> > -I have roaming profiles with folder redirect for desktop, my docs and app
> > data.
> >
> > From there it can be several minutes till the system digests all its
> > activity to allow programs to start. - Click on IE and wait 2 min for
> > launch.
> >
> > I know there are tons of factors.
> > I do have a number of start up scripts bound to the user, map drives, set
> > printers, install software... stuff like that.
> >
> > Is there a way to check the overall health of AD and the scrips?
> > Is there something I can run on a few workstations to get an idea what
> > runs
> > when they log in?
> >
> > When I bring up task manager during this process it is maybe 5% cpu usage.
> >
> > I was going to try to rebuild a workstation (virgin) and see if added
> > software or updates change anything; but I though getting a log of
> > workstation activity may help too.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Adam
>
>
>
Re: Slow Login Process [message #160615 is a reply to message #160608] Wed, 02 September 2009 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
Messages: 1024
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
How about you provide ipconfig for the dc's as well. Are you forwarding dns
to the internet on the dns servers?


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"Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0198BDF9-47B3-4152-85CF-EA69052EC01B@microsoft.com...
> Here is the info from my pc:
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Domain.com
>
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network
> Connection
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxx
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.66
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.209
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200 -DC1(withDNS)
> 192.168.2.204-DC2(withDNS)
> Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 02, 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 07, 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
>
>
>
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>
>> Usually the cause of slow AD logons is misconfigured DNS on the client.
>> Can
>> you post an IPconfig /all from one of the problem computers?
>>
>>
>> hth
>> DDS
>>
>> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C36CD66F-2FB8-49D0-A45A-B3E6858D33BA@microsoft.com...
>> >I have 2003 Ad network with XP Pro clients.
>> > I have noticed the over all login process is slow.
>> >
>> > The Computers seem to reach the login prompt fast enough. (computer
>> > policy
>> > seems ok)
>> > Once you log in and personal settings run, then startup scripts ..
>> > about
>> > 2-5
>> > minutes later the desktop loads.
>> >
>> > -I have roaming profiles with folder redirect for desktop, my docs and
>> > app
>> > data.
>> >
>> > From there it can be several minutes till the system digests all its
>> > activity to allow programs to start. - Click on IE and wait 2 min for
>> > launch.
>> >
>> > I know there are tons of factors.
>> > I do have a number of start up scripts bound to the user, map drives,
>> > set
>> > printers, install software... stuff like that.
>> >
>> > Is there a way to check the overall health of AD and the scrips?
>> > Is there something I can run on a few workstations to get an idea what
>> > runs
>> > when they log in?
>> >
>> > When I bring up task manager during this process it is maybe 5% cpu
>> > usage.
>> >
>> > I was going to try to rebuild a workstation (virgin) and see if added
>> > software or updates change anything; but I though getting a log of
>> > workstation activity may help too.
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> > Adam
>>
>>
>>
Re: Slow Login Process [message #160617 is a reply to message #160608] Wed, 02 September 2009 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0198BDF9-47B3-4152-85CF-EA69052EC01B@microsoft.com...
> Here is the info from my pc:
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Domain.com
>
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network
> Connection
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxx
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.66
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.209
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200 -DC1(withDNS)
> 192.168.2.204-DC2(withDNS)
> Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 02, 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 07, 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
>


The ipconfigs look good, assuming the DCs only using themselves as DNS (no
outside DNS).

My feeling is it's in the Roaming profiles. If you are using folder
redirection, why bother with profiles? That must be pulled over every time
they logon, whereas Redirection is only a pointer with the files cached
locally. Try testing it with one account by removing the profile path in
their AD properties, and give it a shot.


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Re: Slow Login Process [message #160628 is a reply to message #160608] Thu, 03 September 2009 00:17 Go to previous message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Adam,

Additional to the others check that follwoing GPO settings is set to enabled:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon, in the right
pane "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon"

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Here is the info from my pc:
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Domain.com
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE
> Network
> Connection
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxx
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.66
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.209
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200
> -DC1(withDNS)
> 192.168.2.204-DC2(withDNS)
> Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.200
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 02,
> 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 07, 2009
> 8:52:42 AM
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>
>> Usually the cause of slow AD logons is misconfigured DNS on the
>> client. Can you post an IPconfig /all from one of the problem
>> computers?
>>
>> hth
>> DDS
>> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C36CD66F-2FB8-49D0-A45A-B3E6858D33BA@microsoft.com...
>>
>>> I have 2003 Ad network with XP Pro clients.
>>> I have noticed the over all login process is slow.
>>> The Computers seem to reach the login prompt fast enough. (computer
>>> policy
>>> seems ok)
>>> Once you log in and personal settings run, then startup scripts ..
>>> about
>>> 2-5
>>> minutes later the desktop loads.
>>> -I have roaming profiles with folder redirect for desktop, my docs
>>> and app data.
>>>
>>> From there it can be several minutes till the system digests all its
>>> activity to allow programs to start. - Click on IE and wait 2 min
>>> for launch.
>>>
>>> I know there are tons of factors.
>>> I do have a number of start up scripts bound to the user, map
>>> drives, set
>>> printers, install software... stuff like that.
>>> Is there a way to check the overall health of AD and the scrips?
>>> Is there something I can run on a few workstations to get an idea
>>> what
>>> runs
>>> when they log in?
>>> When I bring up task manager during this process it is maybe 5% cpu
>>> usage.
>>>
>>> I was going to try to rebuild a workstation (virgin) and see if
>>> added software or updates change anything; but I though getting a
>>> log of workstation activity may help too.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Adam
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