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Article ID: 248353 - Last Review: December 29, 2014 - Revision: 4.0

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You have installed an auto-started service configured for a non-localsystem account.
When the system is starting, the system pauses at the blank blue screen for ~90 seconds and then the logon prompt appears.


Add the NWCWorkstation service as a dependency to your non-localsystem service.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Client Services for Netware (CSNW) is installed and the NWCWorkstation service isn't configured to run in a group (default for CSNW).
  2. Another auto-start service is installed that runs in a non-LocalSystem account.
  3. The Auto-start service from step 2 comes before NWCWorkstation service alphabetically in the registry:
    or it belongs to a service load order group. (Services that belong to a load order group always start before a service that doesn't belong to a load order group.)
  4. Restart the computer.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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