When I connect my Windows 7 Pro laptop to my corporate network it recognizes the wired network connection and then shows it's connected to corp.company.com domain but still says "Identifying..." for 60-90 seconds longer. Only after it's done do I get a working network connection. With my previous Windows XP laptop I don't remember ever having to wait for a network connection on the same corporate network.
With my home wireless network the Windows 7 laptop connects and gets an active/ready network connection much faster--after only a second or two.
So what exactly is Windows doing when it says "Identifying"? What can I look into to speed this process up? Do others regularly see long delays at this step?