I would check the DNS settings in the Vista. If that is not the issue, check the group policies.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"UToledo" <UToledo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:40020BFA-BA1E-4AEC-9E06-A76DDF51D576@microsoft.com...
We are running three PCs on Windows Vista Enterprise to test it before we
install it on the rest of the computers (about 200). The computers have been
added to the domain. Logging on to a computer locally as an admin takes
about 15 seconds from when you enter the password to when it is at the
desktop ready to go. Logging on to an XP machine that is in the domain takes
about 30 seconds. Logging on to one of the vista machines as a user in the
domain takes 10-20 minutes. Logging out and logging back in as the same user
does not cut down on the time to show the desktop
On login, the user's shared drive is mapped to the computer, as well as
all of the printers accessible to that computer. There are several group
policy settings that are applied to the computer. After login, the computer
hits on the hard drive for about 20 seconds before the screen goes black and
only the mouse pointer is visible. It sits like that for a minimum of ten
minutes before it finally loads the desktop. During this time the hard drive
is not accessed at all. I am not sure what is causing this.
I have disabled IPv6 and have tried logging in with the firewall turned
off. Any suggestions would be appreciated...