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Old 28-12-2005
Scott Micale
 
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Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when I go to
reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They are all
running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a certain
update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing is when
the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing Network" or
"Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they systems
sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them or get to
their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?

Thanks

-Scott Micale



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Old 28-12-2005
Transam388
 
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RE: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

Did it boot quickly before the SP was installed? Are all the systems the
same type? What may have occured is if they are the same type of systems a
driver update occured to one of your network components and is making this
issue. I have had one server in the past that had a delay at the "Preparing
Network Connections" but it was not 10 minutes. You may want to un install
the SP on one of the systems and see if the time gets better. If so then you
might want to do the Customized version of Windows update and select single
updates and reboot after each one. When you find the one that causes the
slow reboot then on the others just deselect that patch. Long process but it
might find the one.? You may also want to see if all the systems have any
drives mapped to a system that either no longer exists or has had it's IP
changed and DNS / WINS still has the old IP.

"Scott Micale" wrote:

> I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when I go to
> reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They are all
> running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a certain
> update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing is when
> the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing Network" or
> "Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they systems
> sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them or get to
> their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
> screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?
>
> Thanks
>
> -Scott Micale
>
>
>

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Old 28-12-2005
Scott Micale
 
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Re: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

I am pretty sure it booted fine before the SP update. They systems are all
different, but setup similar. I don't think it is a DNS or WINS issue.


"Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:33388D60-1190-44B6-AC25-899C6133D8AD@microsoft.com...
> Did it boot quickly before the SP was installed? Are all the systems the
> same type? What may have occured is if they are the same type of systems
> a
> driver update occured to one of your network components and is making this
> issue. I have had one server in the past that had a delay at the
> "Preparing
> Network Connections" but it was not 10 minutes. You may want to un
> install
> the SP on one of the systems and see if the time gets better. If so then
> you
> might want to do the Customized version of Windows update and select
> single
> updates and reboot after each one. When you find the one that causes the
> slow reboot then on the others just deselect that patch. Long process but
> it
> might find the one.? You may also want to see if all the systems have any
> drives mapped to a system that either no longer exists or has had it's IP
> changed and DNS / WINS still has the old IP.
>
> "Scott Micale" wrote:
>
>> I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when I go
>> to
>> reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They are all
>> running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a
>> certain
>> update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing is
>> when
>> the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing Network"
>> or
>> "Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they
>> systems
>> sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them or get
>> to
>> their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
>> screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> -Scott Micale
>>
>>
>>



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Old 28-12-2005
Transam388
 
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Re: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

Just for grins, try disabling the NIC on one of the systems and then
rebooting. See if the system then comes up quickly. See if we can narrow
your search. Do the servers have drives mapped to other systems? One other
thing I have seen that if you go to control panel, system, Computer Name,
Change, More, make sure your AD domain is correctly input in the Primary DNS
suffix of this computer. I have seen this cause delays if it is empty and or
wrong.

"Scott Micale" wrote:

> I am pretty sure it booted fine before the SP update. They systems are all
> different, but setup similar. I don't think it is a DNS or WINS issue.
>
>
> "Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:33388D60-1190-44B6-AC25-899C6133D8AD@microsoft.com...
> > Did it boot quickly before the SP was installed? Are all the systems the
> > same type? What may have occured is if they are the same type of systems
> > a
> > driver update occured to one of your network components and is making this
> > issue. I have had one server in the past that had a delay at the
> > "Preparing
> > Network Connections" but it was not 10 minutes. You may want to un
> > install
> > the SP on one of the systems and see if the time gets better. If so then
> > you
> > might want to do the Customized version of Windows update and select
> > single
> > updates and reboot after each one. When you find the one that causes the
> > slow reboot then on the others just deselect that patch. Long process but
> > it
> > might find the one.? You may also want to see if all the systems have any
> > drives mapped to a system that either no longer exists or has had it's IP
> > changed and DNS / WINS still has the old IP.
> >
> > "Scott Micale" wrote:
> >
> >> I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when I go
> >> to
> >> reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They are all
> >> running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a
> >> certain
> >> update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing is
> >> when
> >> the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing Network"
> >> or
> >> "Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they
> >> systems
> >> sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them or get
> >> to
> >> their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
> >> screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> -Scott Micale
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

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Old 28-12-2005
Scott Micale
 
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Re: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

Ok, I will have to try shutting down and rebooting tonight before I leave.
I can't take this down now during production time.

I will post a reply later tonight or first thing in the morning.

Thanks again!


"Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3F2918F2-E695-4497-89F8-B6758D703381@microsoft.com...
> Just for grins, try disabling the NIC on one of the systems and then
> rebooting. See if the system then comes up quickly. See if we can narrow
> your search. Do the servers have drives mapped to other systems? One
> other
> thing I have seen that if you go to control panel, system, Computer Name,
> Change, More, make sure your AD domain is correctly input in the Primary
> DNS
> suffix of this computer. I have seen this cause delays if it is empty and
> or
> wrong.
>
> "Scott Micale" wrote:
>
>> I am pretty sure it booted fine before the SP update. They systems are
>> all
>> different, but setup similar. I don't think it is a DNS or WINS issue.
>>
>>
>> "Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:33388D60-1190-44B6-AC25-899C6133D8AD@microsoft.com...
>> > Did it boot quickly before the SP was installed? Are all the systems
>> > the
>> > same type? What may have occured is if they are the same type of
>> > systems
>> > a
>> > driver update occured to one of your network components and is making
>> > this
>> > issue. I have had one server in the past that had a delay at the
>> > "Preparing
>> > Network Connections" but it was not 10 minutes. You may want to un
>> > install
>> > the SP on one of the systems and see if the time gets better. If so
>> > then
>> > you
>> > might want to do the Customized version of Windows update and select
>> > single
>> > updates and reboot after each one. When you find the one that causes
>> > the
>> > slow reboot then on the others just deselect that patch. Long process
>> > but
>> > it
>> > might find the one.? You may also want to see if all the systems have
>> > any
>> > drives mapped to a system that either no longer exists or has had it's
>> > IP
>> > changed and DNS / WINS still has the old IP.
>> >
>> > "Scott Micale" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when I
>> >> go
>> >> to
>> >> reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They are
>> >> all
>> >> running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a
>> >> certain
>> >> update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing is
>> >> when
>> >> the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing
>> >> Network"
>> >> or
>> >> "Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they
>> >> systems
>> >> sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them or
>> >> get
>> >> to
>> >> their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press
>> >> Ctrl+Alt+Del
>> >> screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> -Scott Micale
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>



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  #6  
Old 29-12-2005
Jason Tan
 
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Re: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

Hi Scott,

If possible, I suggest you uninstall the SP1 to identify the effect. In
addition, you may review the following article to troubleshoot the startup
issue.

325375 How to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;325375

Hope the information helps.

Happy New Year!

Best Regards,

Jason Tan

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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| Ok, I will have to try shutting down and rebooting tonight before I
leave.
| I can't take this down now during production time.
|
| I will post a reply later tonight or first thing in the morning.
|
| Thanks again!
|
|
| "Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| news:3F2918F2-E695-4497-89F8-B6758D703381@microsoft.com...
| > Just for grins, try disabling the NIC on one of the systems and then
| > rebooting. See if the system then comes up quickly. See if we can
narrow
| > your search. Do the servers have drives mapped to other systems? One
| > other
| > thing I have seen that if you go to control panel, system, Computer
Name,
| > Change, More, make sure your AD domain is correctly input in the
Primary
| > DNS
| > suffix of this computer. I have seen this cause delays if it is empty
and
| > or
| > wrong.
| >
| > "Scott Micale" wrote:
| >
| >> I am pretty sure it booted fine before the SP update. They systems
are
| >> all
| >> different, but setup similar. I don't think it is a DNS or WINS issue.
| >>
| >>
| >> "Transam388" <Transam388@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >> news:33388D60-1190-44B6-AC25-899C6133D8AD@microsoft.com...
| >> > Did it boot quickly before the SP was installed? Are all the
systems
| >> > the
| >> > same type? What may have occured is if they are the same type of
| >> > systems
| >> > a
| >> > driver update occured to one of your network components and is
making
| >> > this
| >> > issue. I have had one server in the past that had a delay at the
| >> > "Preparing
| >> > Network Connections" but it was not 10 minutes. You may want to un
| >> > install
| >> > the SP on one of the systems and see if the time gets better. If so
| >> > then
| >> > you
| >> > might want to do the Customized version of Windows update and select
| >> > single
| >> > updates and reboot after each one. When you find the one that
causes
| >> > the
| >> > slow reboot then on the others just deselect that patch. Long
process
| >> > but
| >> > it
| >> > might find the one.? You may also want to see if all the systems
have
| >> > any
| >> > drives mapped to a system that either no longer exists or has had
it's
| >> > IP
| >> > changed and DNS / WINS still has the old IP.
| >> >
| >> > "Scott Micale" wrote:
| >> >
| >> >> I have 7 Windows 2003 servers and I am noticing on all of them when
I
| >> >> go
| >> >> to
| >> >> reboot them that theytake an extremely long time to reboot. They
are
| >> >> all
| >> >> running the latest Service Packs and updates and I am wondering if a
| >> >> certain
| >> >> update of late has caused this problem. Basically what I am seeing
is
| >> >> when
| >> >> the system reboots when it gets to the screen saying "Preparing
| >> >> Network"
| >> >> or
| >> >> "Preparing Network Connection", I forget exactly what it says they
| >> >> systems
| >> >> sit there for about 10-15 minutes before anyone can log into them
or
| >> >> get
| >> >> to
| >> >> their shares on the network. Once it then gets to the Press
| >> >> Ctrl+Alt+Del
| >> >> screen I am fine. Is anyone else seeing this problem?
| >> >>
| >> >> Thanks
| >> >>
| >> >> -Scott Micale
| >> >>
| >> >>
| >> >>
| >>
| >>
| >>
|
|
|

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Old 29-12-2005
Preetam
 
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Re: Windows 2003 boot issue "Preparing Network Connection"

I doubt but I would start with , if there is APC service

If yes please refer this KB:905716

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