Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Server 2008 "Preparing your Desktop" stalls

Recently I built a new Server 2008 SP2 Domain Controller. When logging into it the "Preparing your desktop" would stall for a long period of time. The machine itself wouldn't freeze and functionality continued normally and you could even use the task bar, just not the desktop.

Open cmd prompt and type: Net localgroup Users Interactive /add

Logoff and back on with no more stalling.


  1. Hi, Thanks for the tip.. but it did not stop the "lag" for me :-(

    If you've got any other hints please let me know... i've explained the issues on my blog with a little more info!


    The IT Chimp

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