Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Server 2003 - takes forever to apply computer setting when booting up in Technical; we have a Server 2003 takes forever to apply computer setting when booting up. and computer is very slow, the ...
1st October 2013, 06:45 PM #1
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Server 2003 - takes forever to apply computer setting when booting up
we have a Server 2003 takes forever to apply computer setting when booting up. and computer is very slow, the cpu is less than 5%.
What is wrong?
1st October 2013, 09:00 PM #2
Start with this: How to enable verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status Messages in the Windows Server 2003 family
That should identify what part of Group Policy processing is causing the delay. If you need to narrow it down further, you can enable debug logging like so: Fixing Group Policy problems by using log files: Group Policy
1st October 2013, 09:46 PM #3
Very likely your DNS setup is wrong.
1st October 2013, 09:47 PM #4
+1 for DNS
Probably because it cannot resolve a DC somewhere. (Unless it is a DC)
1st October 2013, 10:16 PM #5
It's not an indication of anything being "wrong". It's perfectly normal for the "Applying computer settings" to take 5 minutes if you only have one DC, it is a race condition between AD/DNS/GP and will time out eventually.
1st October 2013, 10:21 PM #6
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it is a file server, raid 5. all the program is running very slow, my computer is gray out
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