[gptalk] Re: Group Policies and long login times.

  • From: "Doug & Katie Neely" <dn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:30:00 -0600

Here is one of the things we have found to cause slow logons in our





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Behalf Of Timothy J. Parker
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:05 AM
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Subject: [gptalk] Group Policies and long login times.


I previously posted a question on the newsgroups and thought I would bring
it here as I haven't gotten a good answer yet and it "sort of" involves
Group policy. I don't think that is my total problem, but need to get my
head around this problem and figure out what I might be able to do to fix it
(if anything). 


We have 2 actual offices where the majority of our employees are located.
But we also have currently 3 remote locations where there is a "random"
employee (there are 3-4 that go between the offices). These users have
laptops so they can move freely as needed. They all connect over a VPN
connection back to our main office. 


The agency users roaming profiles and they had My Documents set up to be
redirected to a server ( I am tweaking the location but it appears to be
fine overall). I have added a new GPO since I got here for myself currently
to redirect my Desktop. I haven't touched Application data as of yet. 


But when either I or anyone else logs in remotely it seems to take forever
(in some cases 20+ minutes). One of the "answers" I got when I inquired
about whether I might have something set up wrong in regards to these
redirects as I thought by doing that I would be helping to speed up the
process of logging in/out. Was that it still copies the files back and forth
(sync) with the login.


We have the users save stuff either on Network shares or my Documents. I am
thinking that MyDocuments is a bad place to store stuff, even though its
redirected? My end goal is to have very little, if any, user data on the
actual laptop, for archival and security purposes (health care info is what
we deal with). 


Thoughts? Are my policies causing issues? 




Previously Posted on MS Newsgroups...

I am trying to figure out if I missed something when this on our 
network. I have a couple new laptop users that I just turned loose and 
I am trying to install a printer for one remotely. The logon time is 
taking forever. I have my desktop and mydocuments folders being 
redirected. Shouldn't that speed up the logins? Or am I missing 
something with how this works? 

The only thing I haven't redirected yet is Application Data. Thoughts? 

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