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XP logon slow in child domain

Situation: The Company just created a child domain for HR. XP computer logon takes over 5 minutes.

They did check these:

  1. Make sure each computer points to the internal DNS.
  2. They can ping the DNS server.
  3. Disable all protocols except TCP/IP.

Analysis: By default, a computer running Windows 2000/XP registers only one name in DNS, which is hostname.PrimaryDNSSuffix, for example bob.chicagotech.net. However, if the computer belongs to a Domain Name Server zone, for example ms-mvps.chicagotech.net with a name that is different from the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain name, chicagotech.net, the computer should join both domains during startup.

Resolution: Select the "Use this connectionís DNS suffix in DNS registration" option in the DNS tab of Advanced Server TCP/IP settings. The ipconfig /all displays like this;

Windows IP Configuratio

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bob

        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : chicagotech.net

        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : chicagotech.net.

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : ms-mvps.chicagotech.net.

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network

 Connection

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-39-4F-D3

        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.18

        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

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