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Speeding up the Login Script

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By Chris Scott

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Posted: 21 Jan 2004

PROBLEM: Slooooow login! Login script would take 10 seconds or more to process (only on Win2k and WinXP, using NW Client Version 4.9). This didn't occur on all PC's, but it fixed the systems that did it.

SOLUTION: In the NetWare Client properties, set the "name resolution timeout" from 10 seconds to 1 second. Reboot, and watch that login script go!

Other Suggestions

Frank wrote: Works also with NC483. Visit There are some really fine tricks to speed up login. Beware: MUP.SYS from W2kSP4 is buggy, disabling dfs will leave you with a constantly rebooting machine. I got a solution for that from MS I had a lot of benefit from it. I got to be the most popular guy from IT (for a while at least :-)

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