Slow login to domain.

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Network performance
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server Performance
Hello. I am experiencing slow login of users to domain. There are around 100users and the PDC is Windows 2003. I can not also access the shared folders in the file server which is a Secondary domain controller also. Does anybody have any ideas. Best, dbrakaj
ASKED: October 30, 2008  5:47 PM
UPDATED: November 4, 2008  5:51 AM

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I have seen this problem many, many times over the years. The cause is almost always roaming profiles. When users log on, the entire contents of their roaming profiles are copied to their machine. If their profiles contain a bunch of documents or other files, then all of those files have to be copied to the desktop before the logon can complete.

Other causes that I have also seen involve severe network latency and an overloaded domain controller. If you are not using roaming profiles, then I would suggest using Performance Monitor to see if anything looks out of the ordinary.

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  • Bharath1
    When did this start happening?Was this gradual then it could be roaming profiles.I suggest you have some sort of disk quoata on the romaing profiles. Most of the times it disk perfomance.Other things to try is move the roaming profiles to Raid 10. Use 15K disk if possible.Upgrade the disk firmware.
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