[Samba] win7 DC logon waiting

lingpanda101 lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 17:23:05 UTC 2017

On 3/20/2017 6:20 AM, Sebastian Gruner via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed samba 4.5.3 as a domain controller and provisioned a domain.
> Now I'm integrating the win7 machines as clients. If the clients are in the network, all is ok.
> But if I use a notebook in a different network (for example at home) the win7 logon takes a very long time up to 2-3 minutes.
> If I disconnect all network connections, the login is as fast as in the domain network. But it can't be true, that I have to unplug and plug the Ethernet-cable each time I want to login. Any suggestions to shorten the waiting-time / timeout? best case would be if there exists a gpo to edit, but all my researches doesn't get the results I want.
> Thanks for help
> Kind regards
> gruner

Sounds like your workstation can't contact the domain when used at home. 
It fails over to the cached credentials at some point to authenticate.  
Try creating a GPO to not wait for network.


- James

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