MMC.exe stops responding for up to 5 minutes during AD GPO browse / edit

MMC.exe stops responding for up to 5 minutes during AD GPO browse / edit

Post by Lehman's O » Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:11:38


Editing GPOs on our Windows 2000 SP4 Server (Active Directory) takes up to
15 minutes, for example:

Click on the "plus" sign to expand the "Windows Settings" folder
Wait 5 minutes for the folder to expand
Open "Folder Redirection", right click on "My Documents" and click
"Properties"
Wait 5 minutes for the properties window to appear
Make a change and save/close the window
Wait 5 minutes for the settings to be saved and the window to close

The server CPU utilization does not go to 100%, but acts perfectly normal
(0% most of the time.)

I am able to browse the Local Computer Policy without trouble.

If I open a new MMC from my local machine (runas
/user:domain\administrator), I am able to add the GPO object that I need to
edit and browse it without any freezes.

In other words, this problem ONLY happens when I edit a GPO while working on
the server.

I have been unable to find anything about this "issue" anywhere, though I
remember reading something about Service Pack 4 causing problems.

When attempting to logon to the server from a Windows 98 PC while the GPO is
not responding, the logon script often freezes as well.

I have seen KiXtart crash when the server is too slow to respond during
testing.

Also have seen this cause problems for people using Outlook where the .pst
file is on the server (I discovered that MS recommends against the .pst file
being on the LAN or WAN, so we will be moving them to the local mcahine in
the near future.)

Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions on how to correct the
problem?
 
 
 

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