I'm hoping to get some help with this one. I'm currently trying to test SharePoint 2010 for my organization (Army National Guard - Hawaii). I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-configured for DoD use (very restrictive security policies out of the box) with all the latest updates. MS SQL Server 2008 SP3 and MOSS 2010 SP1 slipstream install.
After a fairly clean install, on the first run of Central Administration, Internet Explorer just hangs with "Website found. Waiting for reply". If I let it sit for about 2 hours the CA page will eventually come up. It will work fine, until IIS is reset, then it's another 2 hour wait, the same thing happens for any web applications I create. I'm hoping someone can help me resolve this extremely long wait for the CA to come up.
So far I've isolated this to some sort of domain policy or domain authentication issue. As the server works find when configured as a Standalone.
Also I've found when installing SQL Server when the computer is on the domain it takes about 2 hour to get past the service account selection screen of the setup. It will just hang and eventually the next screen will come up 2 hours later.
I look forward to any suggestions anyone has, please let me know if logs will be useful, but I can't seem to find anything really definitive on my logs.
I also forgot to mention that our organization has a huge, national domain. With an OU for each state.