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Slow Domain Login

Posted October 2002 by Steve Sinchak

On several occasions with XP Pro, I've found workstations taking up to 20 minutes to log in to an NT/2000 domain.  If this is happening to you, and you run your XP workstation in an NT 4.0 or Win2k mixed mode domain (this will not work with a win2kdomain in native mode), try the following:

Go into your connection properties, and hit the properties button for TCP/IP.

Click the Advanced Button

Click the WINS tab.

In the NetBIOS settings, select Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

Reboot and try to log in again.  You should experience very little to no delay now, depending on your connection speed.  I've had some good results from this tweak, and I hope it works for you as well.

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