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    Client programs taking ages to load after server demotion.

    Hi all
    I have just gone through the process of demoting one of our DC's, we used to have a 2 DC setup and now we're are down to one. The demotion went fine and the defunct server has been taken off the network, but since then opening certain programs / web links takes ages on the client PC's. The clients are Vista and they get their start menus and desktops from folder redirection. All the folders redirect fine.

    Has anybody else encountered a problem like this? I think it may have something to do with programs looking for the defunct server as an open / save location.

    Sorry it's a bit woolly but I'm at a bit of a loss!

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    Have you checked the DNS settings.

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    Yup - make sure that the old server is not being looked to for anything under the DHCP and DNS settings for the domain. Check there's no scripts in the GP pointing to the DC itself rather than the domain name too.

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    Cheers for the help guys, this one caused me days of pain. There was a couple of old server links on the desktop but removing them didn't solve the issue. No DNS or DHCP issues so I checked the event logs on a few PC's. Turns out the clients we're looking for the appdata folder on the old server via folder redirection (Vista clients). Had to change the path in folder redirection and then bin off any user profiles on the clients. All working nice and snappy now!

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