So, not entirely a client issue, but related..

I've noticed sometimes if I start a ping -t to a pc.. I won't get a response sometimes until a little after the Novell C+A+D login screen loads up on an Windows XP box. I'm sure is this is the result of the network services starting sometime after the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen... but is there a way to speed the process up?

Problem is users end up sitting at the login screen for a while, thinking they can login, but cant..