Slow Logins and Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by AnytimeAnywhere, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Periodically, me and several other users experience slow logins. Our
    computers sit at the 'loading personal setting' prompt after we enter our
    passwords. Maybe 10 minutes later we are able to see our desktops.

    After logging in, I click on a shortcut to an Excel document and Excel
    starts but the document takes much longer to appear. If I browse for the
    document and open it that way, it opens instantly. None of us have roaming
    profiles either.

    Is this a computer browser issue? Are these PCs having problems finding the
    server? If it were a switch issue, I would think it would affect everybody.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    John
     
    AnytimeAnywhere, Aug 21, 2006
    #1
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  2. Sounds like name resolution issue. I would check the DNS settigns first. Or post the result of ipconfig /all.
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    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Periodically, me and several other users experience slow logins. Our
    computers sit at the 'loading personal setting' prompt after we enter our
    passwords. Maybe 10 minutes later we are able to see our desktops.

    After logging in, I click on a shortcut to an Excel document and Excel
    starts but the document takes much longer to appear. If I browse for the
    document and open it that way, it opens instantly. None of us have roaming
    profiles either.

    Is this a computer browser issue? Are these PCs having problems finding the
    server? If it were a switch issue, I would think it would affect everybody.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    John
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Aug 21, 2006
    #2
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  3. Here are the results of my ipconfig /all:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : John
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-C6-16-7F
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.125
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 72.240.1.205
    72.240.1.206

    BTW, this is a NT 4.0 SP6a PDC if that means anything.

    Let me know if you see something wrong.

    Thanks again,

    John
    Sounds like name resolution issue. I would check the DNS settigns first. Or post the result of ipconfig /all.
    Windows slow issues When I login into a Windows 2000 active directory from a new xp pro machine the login in is extremely slow. After logged on, everything works fine. ...
    www.chicagotech.net/winslow.htm


    Domain FAQs 1) Slow logon from W2K/XP to a win2000 domain usually indicates a DNS and WINS configuration issue. If DNS/WINS is configured uncorrected, ...
    www.chicagotech.net/domainfaqs.htm



    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Periodically, me and several other users experience slow logins. Our
    computers sit at the 'loading personal setting' prompt after we enter our
    passwords. Maybe 10 minutes later we are able to see our desktops.

    After logging in, I click on a shortcut to an Excel document and Excel
    starts but the document takes much longer to appear. If I browse for the
    document and open it that way, it opens instantly. None of us have roaming
    profiles either.

    Is this a computer browser issue? Are these PCs having problems finding the
    server? If it were a switch issue, I would think it would affect everybody.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    John
     
    AnytimeAnywhere, Aug 21, 2006
    #3
  4. As said, this is name resolution issue. It is better to setup an internal DNS instead of using the ISP DNS. Also, since this is NT 4, you should install WINS server.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Here are the results of my ipconfig /all:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : John
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-C6-16-7F
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.125
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 72.240.1.205
    72.240.1.206

    BTW, this is a NT 4.0 SP6a PDC if that means anything.

    Let me know if you see something wrong.

    Thanks again,

    John
    Sounds like name resolution issue. I would check the DNS settigns first. Or post the result of ipconfig /all.
    Windows slow issues When I login into a Windows 2000 active directory from a new xp pro machine the login in is extremely slow. After logged on, everything works fine. ...
    www.chicagotech.net/winslow.htm


    Domain FAQs 1) Slow logon from W2K/XP to a win2000 domain usually indicates a DNS and WINS configuration issue. If DNS/WINS is configured uncorrected, ...
    www.chicagotech.net/domainfaqs.htm



    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Periodically, me and several other users experience slow logins. Our
    computers sit at the 'loading personal setting' prompt after we enter our
    passwords. Maybe 10 minutes later we are able to see our desktops.

    After logging in, I click on a shortcut to an Excel document and Excel
    starts but the document takes much longer to appear. If I browse for the
    document and open it that way, it opens instantly. None of us have roaming
    profiles either.

    Is this a computer browser issue? Are these PCs having problems finding the
    server? If it were a switch issue, I would think it would affect everybody.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    John
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Aug 21, 2006
    #4
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