bshubinsky
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Logging into View desktop takes *forever*

For some reason, it takes *forever* for View desktops to come up. Whether I do RDP, PCoIP, or the console it takes 5-10 minutes of a black screen after logging in (it loads fine up until I actually log in) before the desktop comes up.

Has anyone run into this before?

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gunnarb
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What type of device are you logging in from?  A Zero Client?  I Thin Client? or a Soft Client?

-Gunnar

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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bshubinsky
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I've tried RDP through my desktop, I've tried the vCenter console and I've tried the View Client on my Windows XP desktop. This is the weird thing:

It only happens when I try logging in with domain credentials. If I log in locally, it works fine.

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idle-jam
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1) if you do a direct RDP from a computer to the virtual desktop, is it the same?

2) what about DNS hostname resolution? can the view server, desktop, thinclient resolve one another using hostname?

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gunnarb
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Well there you go.  It's got to be something on your network.  Maybe its not connecting to the first DNS server correctly.  It sounds to me like a logon script/roaming profile issue.  I doubt you VM is at fault here.

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
bshubinsky
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1) If I do a direct RDP it does the same stuff.

2) Yes, I can ping and resolve everything.

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bshubinsky
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I'll try putting it in an OU without any login scripts/group policy attached to it and try it again.

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gunnarb
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That sounds like a good plan my Final Fantasy 1 friend. Smiley Happy  Do this both to the computer and the user you are using to log in.

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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bshubinsky
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Figured it out. It was actually UAC - I first thought it was a mapped drive issue, which lead to me looking at the logon script. I tried running the script and it did nothing. Then I tried "run as administrator" and it worked. Once I disabled UAC, I could log on just fine.

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gunnarb
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Damn that UAC.  Smiley Happy Glad to hear it's fixed.

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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