From: Belgium, Lovendegem
maybe i'm not a big help, but I have two different exchange 2000 production servers in different companies, one has SP1, one doesn't have SP1. Both exchange2000-installation are Entreprise edition, both installed Windows 2000 servers with SP2 installed... I do not have any problem with connection times on Win98-computers...
Maybe, a hint, i don't know, but is WINS installed properly on your network?? Maybe that's why the first attempt doesn't work, because the client-computer is resolving the exchange-server through broadcasting and we all know that can take a while...
Try 'nbtstat -r' on the command prompt of your client-machines, I you see alot of resolution by broadcast you may have pinpointed the problem,
[This message has been edited by timber (edited 08-22-2001).]