[gptalk] Re: always wait for network at computer startup or logon

  • From: "Smith, Brad " <Brad.Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:59:40 +0100

Daniel,

We run 18,000 users and have just gone through a project to enable this.
We have also seen the gains you quoted, with little or no side effects.
I advise you to test against your environment fully (if you haven't
already) but suggest you won't hit many problems if your environment is
fairly generic MS.  In addition, it might be an idea to run Autoruns on
the machines that are reporting the slowest start times.  MS have just
released a new version, the link for it is below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx 

Hope this helps,

Brad

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of rpo
Sent: 11 September 2008 06:23
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] always wait for network at computer startup or logon

hi all,

in trying to reduce startup/logon times. i'm reviewing a policy that has
"always wait for network at computer startup or logon" set to enabled.
in my testing ou, i've disabled it and startup times have decreased by
around a min. apparently the default setting is disabled, but i'd like
to hear about people's opinions on this setting? should it be on or off.

additionally, in regards to the startup slowness, i notice there seems
to be a long wait at "applying computer settings". what exactly occurs
here? i've used policy reporter and it shows that during machine policy
refresh, establishing the link speed and determining it is a fast link
takes less than a second, there is then a 20-30 sec delay in the log
before anything else starts happening, can anyone shed some light on
this?

thanks,

daniel.
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