Operating systems

Windows domain slow login

Today I was creating a new VMWare virtual machine to install some embedded development tools I need for an upcoming project but don’t use often enough to have cluterring my main machine. The first login after adding the machine to the Windows domain took approximately 20 minutes. It reminded me I’d had the same problem a few years ago and the problem can occur when the machine is set to use an Internet DNS server rather than the DNS server for the local domain. Adding the local domain DNS server as the first priority DNS server for the network adapter corrected the problem.