2k boot - LONG delay at "Applying Security Policy"

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Hello-

Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing very
long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5 minutes
before moving along.

Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?

The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with two
DCs, a backup and primary.

TIA.

-Shannon
 
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This is usually a DNS configuration issue.

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Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
"sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello-
>
> Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing very
> long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
> Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5 minutes
> before moving along.
>
> Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
>
> The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with two
> DCs, a backup and primary.
>
> TIA.
>
> -Shannon
 
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It could also be related to file or registry security. Are you doing any
extensive file system or registry security changes in your GPOs. These are
pretty expensive operations.


"Derek Melber [MVP]" <derekm@braincore.net> wrote in message
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> This is usually a DNS configuration issue.
>
> --
> Derek Melber
> BrainCore.Net
> derekm@braincore.net
> "sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> > Hello-
> >
> > Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing very
> > long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
> > Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5 minutes
> > before moving along.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
> >
> > The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with two
> > DCs, a backup and primary.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > -Shannon
>
>
 
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DNS is possible. Not doing much policy stuff except for
when we tried SUS - to deploy the automatic update
config - but that was only per-machine on a few IT
computers. This is happening to laptops primarily. My
boss may have fixed it by renaming some security database
in %systemroot%\security (???) and having it recreated?
Not real clear on that...


>-----Original Message-----
>This is usually a DNS configuration issue.
>
>--
>Derek Melber
>BrainCore.Net
>derekm@braincore.net
>"sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hello-
>>
>> Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing
very
>> long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
>> Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5
minutes
>> before moving along.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
>>
>> The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with
two
>> DCs, a backup and primary.
>>
>> TIA.
>>
>> -Shannon
>
>
>.
>
 
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If you are on an NT4 domain, you are only running a local GPO. That narrows
it down quite a bit, and also makes your boss' solution sound reasonable -
especially if it worked ;-). Did you check the event log for associated
errors?

Regards,

Eric

"sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:02b201c4243d$57092a80$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> DNS is possible. Not doing much policy stuff except for
> when we tried SUS - to deploy the automatic update
> config - but that was only per-machine on a few IT
> computers. This is happening to laptops primarily. My
> boss may have fixed it by renaming some security database
> in %systemroot%\security (???) and having it recreated?
> Not real clear on that...
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >This is usually a DNS configuration issue.
> >
> >--
> >Derek Melber
> >BrainCore.Net
> >derekm@braincore.net
> >"sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in message
> >news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Hello-
> >>
> >> Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing
> very
> >> long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
> >> Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5
> minutes
> >> before moving along.
> >>
> >> Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
> >>
> >> The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with
> two
> >> DCs, a backup and primary.
> >>
> >> TIA.
> >>
> >> -Shannon
> >
> >
> >.
> >
 

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Having the same problem here... what should we look for in DNS??



"Derek Melber [MVP]" <derekm@braincore.net> wrote in message
news:OXTiABBJEHA.3576@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> This is usually a DNS configuration issue.
>
> --
> Derek Melber
> BrainCore.Net
> derekm@braincore.net
> "sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> > Hello-
> >
> > Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing very
> > long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
> > Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5 minutes
> > before moving along.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
> >
> > The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with two
> > DCs, a backup and primary.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > -Shannon
>
>
 
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1) make sure the client computer has the correct DNS IP address (type
ipconfig /all)
2) make sure that the DCs are correctly updated in DNS, for A and SRV
records
3) make sure the the DCs have the correct DNS IP address configured
4) make sure the DNS server can be reached by the client


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Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
<MMM> wrote in message news:Ow5EJemJEHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Having the same problem here... what should we look for in DNS??
>
>
>
> "Derek Melber [MVP]" <derekm@braincore.net> wrote in message
> news:OXTiABBJEHA.3576@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > This is usually a DNS configuration issue.
> >
> > --
> > Derek Melber
> > BrainCore.Net
> > derekm@braincore.net
> > "sjohnson" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:01da01c4240d$92f43830$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> > > Hello-
> > >
> > > Some W2K workstations in our domain are experiencing very
> > > long delays during boot. The screen will say "Applying
> > > Security Policy" and just sit and sit for a good 5 minutes
> > > before moving along.
> > >
> > > Can anyone suggest a reason this might be happening?
> > >
> > > The domain is still a very simple NT 4.0 domain with two
> > > DCs, a backup and primary.
> > >
> > > TIA.
> > >
> > > -Shannon
> >
> >
>
>
 

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