Small Business Server 2003 slow login to server itself

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I have a small network consisting of 4 servers, our dc is sbs2003 and the next is windows server 2003, the other 2 are linux based and not an issure here, when i log into the domain on client systems everything is fine, login into the second server via rdp is fine however if i try the same for the dc login is excessively slow, several minutes after username and password is applied the screen will remain grey until eventually the applying your network settings comes up and then all is good, also my exchange server which comes with sbs 2003 seems to spike at times during send and receive if we have pop3 email comming in. I've checked all dns settings and ran netdiag cannot figure this out, please help

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Stupie question, but do you have enough memory in the server to handle RDP connections? I’ve had the same problem before and put additional memory in the server to solve it.

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  • Ayhamaaa
    This problem is a result of the activity and your programms which is running in your server. and which type of network setup you are having om your network. There is two solution: 1- check the softwares, applications services and connectivity on your server and stop what ever unusable from them. 2- Improve the server quality may be you are having problem with a- Processor. b- Hard disk is full and the vertual memory is not working fine. c- The RAM is lower than your need, but If you are going to increase the RAM first you have to check the RAM especification you do not want to increase the RAM and end with a bad service. Any way I hope that you can solve your problem
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  • Boardinhank
    Does the DC point to itself for DNS? Logins are always slower if it doesnt have the right DNS settings in Active Directory.
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  • Mulata
    -Can?t use a smart card when, promoting a server to a DC, when configuring a remote access connection, joining a computer to a domain.
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  • Krom597
    I agree with the first answer. You may have too many processes running on the server. Network processes such as DHCP, DNS, HTTP, etc should be seperated on different server, to allow these services to operate at a better performance level.
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  • Billwheat
    Just curious, is this a fresh install or an upgrade? I had the same problem on my SBS2K3: it would hang on "applying network settings" for quite some time. This was an upgrade from 2K server. I ended up scrapping it and starting from scratch. You might see if you can roll back some of your updates.
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  • Augie3
    First let me say thanks for the responses, and yes the dns point to itself, small business server 2003 is designed to run several app. such as dns, dhcp and exchange on one server, all was working great and they as time went on and we started using rdp more i noticed the lag happening, i know my dns is set up properly but i'm desperate to solve the issue, also i have 1g ram on dc and 4 on the second server which is our sql server, the one thing that i should mention is after installing the second server and clients began acessing it using rdp the dc (sbs2003) also became the licensing server which did not appear to be a problem can you be more specific in checking services running on my dc, and should i just put more ram in and see what happens, thanks, again this thing is causing me loose sleep
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  • Augie3
    First let me say thanks for the responses, and yes the dns point to itself, small business server 2003 is designed to run several app. such as dns, dhcp and exchange on one server, all was working great and they as time went on and we started using rdp more i noticed the lag happening, i know my dns is set up properly but i'm desperate to solve the issue, also i have 1g ram on dc and 4 on the second server which is our sql server, the one thing that i should mention is after installing the second server and clients began acessing it using rdp the dc (sbs2003) also became the licensing server which did not appear to be a problem can you be more specific in checking services running on my dc, and should i just put more ram in and see what happens, thanks, again this thing is causing me loose sleep
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  • Joelsplace
    I had a similar problem with some clients that were set to use an old WINS server that didn't exist.
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