Computer on domain that takes awhile to perform "Applying personal settings"...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hey guys,

    I have a computer that's on the domain that's been taking a real long time performing the "Applying personal settings" when logging into the machine. Initially I would think it would have to do with the size of the profile that the user has on the machine, and they aren't using roaming profiles, however that wouldn't apply because the profile no matter how large or small takes the same amount of time. Plus I had a new user login to the machine who normally doesn't and that still doesn't work.

    I'm trying to think of ways to troubleshoot the "Applying personal settings" length of time, though I'm stuck. What steps should I perform to further troubleshoot the issue?
     
  2. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    this worked last time for an issue like this, probably wont this time but who knows.

    swap out the nic for another and see if that solves the issue.
     
  3. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I partially agree with this logic...

    First, if you are using auto-detect NIC cards, and for example have 10/100/1000 NIC cards, turn OFF the auto-ngotiate, and set the speed manually.

    Reset computer and see if this fixes the problem...

    THEN.. if that doesnt work what Lancer suggested in Bang-ON...

    Mike A!
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Anything in the event log?
    Does this happen to system if you remove them from the domain?
    Does this happen to the system if you login off the network using cached credentials?
    Does this happen using a local account?
    Does the computer have a valid DNS entry in DNS?
    Is this pulling IP Addresses from DHCP?
    Does it have a valid DNS server on the client?
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I would go mostly with what Fitz suggested...

    Check the Event Log, verify all DNS/DHCP information is correct. Also see how long it takes to resolve the NETBIOS information of the PDC. In some rare cases I have hard-coded the IP of the PDC as the Primary DNS server to some clients. that has helped out as well.

    Of course that is only a temp fix until something more permanent was discovered.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Wow.. such praise having the "chief" in agreement with me :)
     
  7. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    fitz he's feeling sick don't take it too personal he's not in his right mind. haha. :)
     
  8. amol

    amol OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi guys

    just run the gpedit.msc in run window

    go in administrative templet>system>dns client>primary dns suffix

    enable it & put the dns suffix for eg. microsoft.com

    Amol
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Possibly a good suggestion, but not a good way to go about it.

    All DNS changes should be done at the domain level, through the DHCP Server. This way, if changes need to be made they can be pushed to all clients and allow for dynamic updates. If you go around making changes to individual machines, that is going to KILL your administrative overhead.