SUSE Linux EDesktop 11 and Active Directory

I have the following problem:

I have a network with two Windows Server 2008 R2 that acts as Domain Controller and DNS server, in my network there are some (about 10) workstation with SLED 11, the Suse workstations are joined to Active Directory domain, all goes well when both Windows Servers are ups, when a Domain controller is down the Suse workstations takes a very long time to login.

Hi all,

this question was posted twice on this board by the thread opener - please take future comments to, which IMO does look to be the more appropriate place for this question.