I ran into this problem with XO last year. Xp needs to have a local DNS
server. Are you running DNS on an internal server? Once I set up a local DNS
server the XP machines loaded faster than my non XP machines. You can aslo
use the Old DNS server as a backup as long as you redirect it on NT.
>From: "Paul Wood (RNESU)" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: .man vs. roaming profiles w/AD policy + disable messenger -- very
>Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 00:49:23 -0500
>Sorry about the double post again.
>Wondering if anyone is using .man profiles with folder redirection for
>students and how is it working out?
>I have a few test subjects working now and it seems pretty fast, except on
>XP. Takes about 3 minutes too log on. Luckily we don't have much XP and
>only 2 students have this .man profile.
>Friday I'm rebuilding the profile on an XP machine to see if this makes any
>I'm wondering if I should use roaming profiles with folder redirection.
>Does anyone think this might be faster or better?
>I guess I'm curious how other districts have designed profiles for
>What can students do and what can't they do? I believe that they should
>only have access to application needed in the classrooms.
>Also besides disabling MSN messenger in AD policy and at the firewall, does
>anyone disable the Messenger Service on the local machine (the one not
>related to MSN - the net send). I have been building my images like this
>and now I have some people, wanting to net send messages. Can anyone think
>of a good reason for this service to be running? Should this service be
>disabled on all servers?
>Yet another reason why I do it:
>I know this problem has been patched, but fewer services are better.
>IT Coordinator, RNESU
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