applying settings new 2008 r2 dc network

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by 2010, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. 2010

    2010 Guest

    I just upgraded to a windwos 2008 r2 domain controller at two independent
    sites. At one site I have noticed that computers seem to be taking a little
    longer(maybe 1-2 minutes) at the "applying computer settings" . If I let the
    pc startup for a few minutes before logging in and then log in the pc goes to
    the desktop right away. After further investigation I noticed that when I
    restart the computers and run continuous pings that there are several
    response timeouts before I get a response. I think there are more than there
    were previously and that is why it is slow starting. When I do get the first
    response I can log in right away without "applying settings".

    Is there somthing slowing the preparation of the network on the xp client
    machines with the new 2008 r2 domain controller?
    2010, Nov 1, 2009
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  2. Hello 2010,

    Normally not, make sure to use only the domain DNS servers on the NIC. Additional
    post an unedited ipconfig /all from a clinet and the DC/DNS in the site.
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Nov 2, 2009
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  3. This error is usually indicative of using a DNS server IP other than your
    DCs. Such as if the clients have an ISP's DNS address in their IP
    properties, it's guaranteed to cause this error. This includes the DCs. They
    must only use themselves as their DNS address.

    As Meinolf requested, an ipconfig /all of a sample client as well as from
    one of your DCs, will help us evaluate the problem and provide a diagnosis.

    Other things that can cause or contribute to this issue:
    1. If the AD DNS domain name is single label (domain vs domain.local,, etc).
    2. If any of the DCs are multihomed (more than one NIC that are not teamed,
    and/or multiple IPs on one NIC, and/or RRAS is installed).


    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
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    Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit among
    responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.

    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
    2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check for regional support phone numbers.
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Nov 2, 2009
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