Long logon times for domain joined computers

I have several clients where it takes a long time for users to logon to the computers with their Active Directory accounts.

This is happening on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 and happens both in Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 domains.

How can I further troubleshoot and fix this issue so that the users won't have to wait a long time (sometimes several minutes or even 10 minutes or longer) to logon to their domain joined computers?



Tell us what you think is involved.
I think, the GPOs are involved as well as the hard drive's performance. What do you think?



Tell us what you think is involved.
I think, the GPOs are involved as well as the hard drive's performance. What do you think?



check the event logs on client machine and see if any error.
it could be a lot of reason, is the domain controller on site? any GPO with application installation?
is DNS configured correctly on client or DHCP server?
are you able to ping the DC with short name/ FQDN?



This is most frequently bad DNS settings or bad GPOs. Starting with event viewer on the client side is going to be the best start either way.



Yes often times DNS as mentioned, also check if the IP subnets are configured correctly in Sites and Services, maybe the PC's are looking for a DC in the wrong location or such something.
Maybe run a DCDIAG to see if something pops up ...



What error codes in particular should I look for in event viewer?

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