I find it useful to confirm that GP processing is really the cause of these things. Check out my gptime utility: http://www.gpoguy.com/FreeTools/FreeToolsLibrary/tabid/67/agentType/View/Pro pertyID/80/Default.aspx it will tell you how long GP processing took on a remote or local box during the last processing cycle Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 1:38 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Troubleshooting Slow Startups What is it startup hanging on? (i.e. "running startup scripts", "applying computer settings", "waiting for network").That will usually give you a general idea where the hangup is. For more specific information you need to enable verbose logging in Group Policy and start digging through the logs. This is a good place to start if you're unsure of what to do: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc775423.aspx Regards, Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rickym61 Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 11:59 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Troubleshooting Slow Startups Hi All, I'm new to the list, please be gentle. We are having reports of slow start-ups across our estate (time it takes to get to ctrl+alt+del) , no changes were made as our team control GPO's, I'm after some assistance in how I could start troubleshooting, any good tools, blogs, articles, videos etc? We are Windows XP SP2/Windows 2003. I'm going to start looking on Monday when I'm back in the office, any advice, help appreciated. Thanks in advance. Ricky. _____ Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.