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Application Hang when Domain is not present

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by meetamul, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. meetamul

    meetamul Flightless Bird

    Hello,


    I have 25 laptops part of my domain. Here is an issue that laptops
    are experiencing:


    As long as they are connected to the network in the office,
    everything (anything in START menu) works marvelous and without any
    issues.


    When the laptop is off site and as long as they are not connected to
    any LAN or WiFi network, everything (anything in START menu) works
    without any problem.


    However, as soon as a laptop is off site and connected to WiFi or
    LAN, and if START menu is launched or any Office applications on the
    desktop are launched everything freezes. It takes about a minute or
    two for things to start working again.


    I have looked in Event Viewer >> Application and the following three
    errors are present:


    Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-

    Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\hidedocs.vbs. The network location
    cannot be reached.


    Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-

    Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\logon.vbs. The network location
    cannot be reached.


    Event ID 1054, Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name

    for your computer network. (The specific domain either does not
    exist or could not be contacted) Group Policy processing aborted.


    It is clear that the machine is trying to contact the domain and
    execute scripts. I have looked up these Event IDs on Microsoft's
    website and none of the solutions they have provided has helped so
    far.


    Is there anyway (possibly in GPO settings) that a setting can be
    activated or deactivated to make the laptop realize that it is off
    site, so the applications don't hang when connected to a network
    other than domain in the office?


    Is there any other solution for this issue that anyone may be able to
    suggest?


    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    meetamul wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have 25 laptops part of my domain. Here is an issue that laptops
    > are experiencing:
    >
    > As long as they are connected to the network in the office,
    > everything (anything in START menu) works marvelous and without any
    > issues.
    >
    > When the laptop is off site and as long as they are not connected to
    > any LAN or WiFi network, everything (anything in START menu) works
    > without any problem.
    >
    > However, as soon as a laptop is off site and connected to WiFi or
    > LAN, and if START menu is launched or any Office applications on the
    > desktop are launched everything freezes. It takes about a minute or
    > two for things to start working again.
    >
    > I have looked in Event Viewer >> Application and the following three
    > errors are present:
    >
    > Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >
    > Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\hidedocs.vbs. The network location
    > cannot be reached.
    >
    > Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >
    > Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\logon.vbs. The network location
    > cannot be reached.
    >
    > Event ID 1054, Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name
    >
    > for your computer network. (The specific domain either does not
    > exist or could not be contacted) Group Policy processing aborted.
    >
    > It is clear that the machine is trying to contact the domain and
    > execute scripts. I have looked up these Event IDs on Microsoft's
    > website and none of the solutions they have provided has helped so
    > far.
    >
    > Is there anyway (possibly in GPO settings) that a setting can be
    > activated or deactivated to make the laptop realize that it is off
    > site, so the applications don't hang when connected to a network
    > other than domain in the office?
    >
    > Is there any other solution for this issue that anyone may be able to
    > suggest?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated.


    If the users are off-domain, why are they logging in under a domain? They
    will need local accounts. The local accounts won't have the logon scripts.
     
  3. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?bWVldGFtdWw=?= <meetamul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in news:F21EC196-DA03-4A8F-9C5D-AFDF7CBDB73D@microsoft.com:

    > Hello,
    >
    >
    > I have 25 laptops part of my domain. Here is an issue that
    > laptops are experiencing:
    >
    >
    > As long as they are connected to the network in the office,
    > everything (anything in START menu) works marvelous and
    > without any issues.
    >
    >
    > When the laptop is off site and as long as they are not
    > connected to any LAN or WiFi network, everything (anything in
    > START menu) works without any problem.
    >
    >
    > However, as soon as a laptop is off site and connected to WiFi
    > or LAN, and if START menu is launched or any Office
    > applications on the desktop are launched everything freezes.
    > It takes about a minute or two for things to start working
    > again.
    >
    >
    > I have looked in Event Viewer >> Application and the following
    > three errors are present:
    >

    [...]
    > Is there anyway (possibly in GPO settings) that a setting can
    > be activated or deactivated to make the laptop realize that it
    > is off site, so the applications don't hang when connected to
    > a network other than domain in the office?
    >
    >
    > Is there any other solution for this issue that anyone may be
    > able to suggest?
    >
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated.


    The errors you cited in the event log are normal for a computer not
    attached to the domain. They will usually occur at login only.

    As you've guessed, the delays are most likely due to an attempt to
    connect to a domain server that cannot be reached. To fix it, you will
    have to determine when and why it is trying to connect and take steps
    to avoid these occurrances when not on domain.

    First I would eliminate any network-mapped drives. Instead, use
    shortcuts that will only be used when domain-connected. Other than
    that, you will have to discover why a domain resource access is being
    attempted. You might try using the freeware "Wireshark" to capture
    network attempts and trace back to its cause.

    HTH,
    John
     
  4. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    It would seem to me that the LAN side of these computers is badly set-up.

    I'm guessing that your trouble might be with persistent drive-mappings
    causing Explorer to hang when it can't enumerate the network-drive contents.

    Having persistent network drive-mappings will cause problems such as
    hang-ups when opening Explorer windows if the mappings are not accessible.
    This happens because Explorer enumerates ALL drives for their contents when a
    window is launched. Therefore it is better to create non-persistent mappings
    with a logon script. No DC logon, no script, no mappings, no trouble.

    You might like to try MyLogon as this sometimes is a better arrangement for
    single-user mobile computers than the standard domain logon. One major
    advantage is that it doesn't leave disconnected mappings lying-around to
    cause Explorer glitches.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mylogon

    "meetamul" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    >
    > I have 25 laptops part of my domain. Here is an issue that laptops
    > are experiencing:
    >
    >
    > As long as they are connected to the network in the office,
    > everything (anything in START menu) works marvelous and without any
    > issues.
    >
    >
    > When the laptop is off site and as long as they are not connected to
    > any LAN or WiFi network, everything (anything in START menu) works
    > without any problem.
    >
    >
    > However, as soon as a laptop is off site and connected to WiFi or
    > LAN, and if START menu is launched or any Office applications on the
    > desktop are launched everything freezes. It takes about a minute or
    > two for things to start working again.
    >
    >
    > I have looked in Event Viewer >> Application and the following three
    > errors are present:
    >
    >
    > Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >
    > Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\hidedocs.vbs. The network location
    > cannot be reached.
    >
    >
    > Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >
    > Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\logon.vbs. The network location
    > cannot be reached.
    >
    >
    > Event ID 1054, Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name
    >
    > for your computer network. (The specific domain either does not
    > exist or could not be contacted) Group Policy processing aborted.
    >
    >
    > It is clear that the machine is trying to contact the domain and
    > execute scripts. I have looked up these Event IDs on Microsoft's
    > website and none of the solutions they have provided has helped so
    > far.
    >
    >
    > Is there anyway (possibly in GPO settings) that a setting can be
    > activated or deactivated to make the laptop realize that it is off
    > site, so the applications don't hang when connected to a network
    > other than domain in the office?
    >
    >
    > Is there any other solution for this issue that anyone may be able to
    > suggest?
    >
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated.
     
  5. Since you mentioned Office applications as being the ones acting slow,
    maybe you have a default printer that is mapped to the Domain LAN and
    that is slowing things down?

    Try making a dummy LOCAL printer as your default printer and see if
    any significant change in Office application launch speed....

    If so, you've got it narrowed down a bit.

    HTH

    Anteaus <Anteaus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >It would seem to me that the LAN side of these computers is badly set-up.
    >
    >I'm guessing that your trouble might be with persistent drive-mappings
    >causing Explorer to hang when it can't enumerate the network-drive contents.
    >
    >Having persistent network drive-mappings will cause problems such as
    >hang-ups when opening Explorer windows if the mappings are not accessible.
    >This happens because Explorer enumerates ALL drives for their contents when a
    >window is launched. Therefore it is better to create non-persistent mappings
    >with a logon script. No DC logon, no script, no mappings, no trouble.
    >
    >You might like to try MyLogon as this sometimes is a better arrangement for
    >single-user mobile computers than the standard domain logon. One major
    >advantage is that it doesn't leave disconnected mappings lying-around to
    >cause Explorer glitches.
    >
    >http://sourceforge.net/projects/mylogon
    >
    >"meetamul" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >>
    >> I have 25 laptops part of my domain. Here is an issue that laptops
    >> are experiencing:
    >>
    >>
    >> As long as they are connected to the network in the office,
    >> everything (anything in START menu) works marvelous and without any
    >> issues.
    >>
    >>
    >> When the laptop is off site and as long as they are not connected to
    >> any LAN or WiFi network, everything (anything in START menu) works
    >> without any problem.
    >>
    >>
    >> However, as soon as a laptop is off site and connected to WiFi or
    >> LAN, and if START menu is launched or any Office applications on the
    >> desktop are launched everything freezes. It takes about a minute or
    >> two for things to start working again.
    >>
    >>
    >> I have looked in Event Viewer >> Application and the following three
    >> errors are present:
    >>
    >>
    >> Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >>
    >> Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\hidedocs.vbs. The network location
    >> cannot be reached.
    >>
    >>
    >> Event ID 1000, Could not execute the following script \\Domain-
    >>
    >> Name\sysvol\Domain-Name\scripts\logon.vbs. The network location
    >> cannot be reached.
    >>
    >>
    >> Event ID 1054, Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name
    >>
    >> for your computer network. (The specific domain either does not
    >> exist or could not be contacted) Group Policy processing aborted.
    >>
    >>
    >> It is clear that the machine is trying to contact the domain and
    >> execute scripts. I have looked up these Event IDs on Microsoft's
    >> website and none of the solutions they have provided has helped so
    >> far.
    >>
    >>
    >> Is there anyway (possibly in GPO settings) that a setting can be
    >> activated or deactivated to make the laptop realize that it is off
    >> site, so the applications don't hang when connected to a network
    >> other than domain in the office?
    >>
    >>
    >> Is there any other solution for this issue that anyone may be able to
    >> suggest?
    >>
    >>
    >> Any help would be appreciated.
     

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