I have a strange Win XP to Server 2003 Question.
All of my WinXP machines take 2 minutes to login (it used to be 10 minutes but I eliminated that by changing the fast logon optimization option :) but during the first login after bootup only. Then logging out and logging in again takes 15 seconds. I have spent 10's of hours researching this on the NET, Microsoft Support (they aren't sure if it is a bug or not), and my own testing. It does not happen on Admin and does not happen on my Win98 machines so I know that it has something to do with the domain, not the workgroup. Have reconfigured the clients to only point to the server DNS, (gone that route for weeks), checked the server configuration, etc. This is eating my lunch as I am not ready to insert more WinXP machines into my network until this is solved. Again, only happens on WinXP machines (hangs at the Applying Computer Settings) with a user account (not the Admin). Also, SP do not seem to make it any better (actually seem to exacerbate the issue :( Also using DHCP (tried Statis IP and same problem) Any ideas guys and gals???