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The following event may be logged in the Application log:
The client computer may also experience a very slow logon.
Event ID: 1054
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted). Group Policy processing aborted.
This behavior may occur if the address for the configured preferred DNS server on the client is invalid or unreachable.
To resolve this behavior, correct the DNS address in the Internet Protocol (IP) properties:
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
If these steps did not resolve your problem or if you want more information about Event ID 1054, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Technet Events And Errors Message Center
Article ID: 324174 - Last Review: September 29, 2008 - Revision: 8.0