The experience I've had logging on with a Domain user account, both on my
small Domain at home and the very large Domain at work is that the logon is
quick - more or less the same as with XP, if not faster. Creating the user
profile (at the first logon) certainly takes some time - I haven't timed it
on XP and Vista on identical hardware, so I don't know what the difference
would be, if any.
Perhaps, as suggested by Kerry Brown, the slow down is associated with the
redirection of My Documents. In Vista, unlike XP, My Documents is actually
a "directory junction", not actually a folder - the actual folder that is
the target of the My Documents "directory junction" is "Documents". Have
you tried creating a user account to which the GPO that does the redirection
of My Documents does not apply to see if this makes a difference?
Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
"Holdout2000" <Holdout2000@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> After some more investigation. The slow logon into the domain is only the
> very first time a user logs on. It is creating the profile. This to me
> seems excessively too long. The initial logon by a user this morning was
> about 2 minutes, down from 5 plus in my initial post. Some changes must
> helped. However, I'm not sure which one(s).
> "Holdout2000" wrote:
>> It is not wireless. I am trying turning off the firewall. The client is
>> pointing only to the Domain Controller DNS no other.
>> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>> > This is usually a DNS problem. Are the workstations pointing to a
>> > domain DNS
>> > server running on a domain controller and no other DNS servers?
>> > --
>> > Kerry Brown
>> > Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
>> > www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2
>> > "Holdout2000" <Holdout2000@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:C020FA19-B0AE-4BF4-B1DF-CF4A9A3257B6@microsoft.com...
>> > > Why does it take so long to logon with domain account into Vista?
>> > > This is
>> > > Vista Enterprise retail, not beta's. On Vista it is taking 5 minutes
>> > > plus
>> > > to
>> > > logon. Our XP Workstations take about 15 seconds to logon using the
>> > > same
>> > > accounts. We do not use roaming profiles. We do redirect My
>> > > Documents to
>> > > the users home share. We also do some drive mapping with logon
>> > > scripts.
>> > > I
>> > > have tried already tried this Uncheck the IPv6 for your adapter and
>> > > set
>> > > WINS
>> > > to Enable Netbios over TCP/IP. I also changed the value of "Network
>> > > Security: LAN Manager authentication level" from "NTVLM2 responses
>> > > only"
>> > > to
>> > > "LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated". These
>> > > changes
>> > > have not had any effect.
>> > >
>> > > Any Ideas?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >