[THIN] Re: Profiles on Citrix

IE 7 is notorious for this slowdown. The fix for the 20 seconds "Applying
Internet Explorer Branding policy" is replacing the IE7 branding dll to a
IE6 version dll.
Replace the  iedkcs32.dll version with the IE6 version.It's not a neat
solution but it should do the trick.

On 5/18/07, Toby <toby.percival@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

45 seconds is a long time. In fact, I have just timed logging in from a
client pc, using a mandatory profile, located on the DC, and it took 57
seconds. I repeated the same test on multiple servers, and the time averaged
59 seconds.

0-7 seconds - applying personal settings, registry settings
8-40 seconds - applying internet explorer branding policy
40-42 - applying personal settings
43 - 59 secs - applying login scripts

System is PS4.5, Windows 2003 Server SP2, with IE7.

I believe IE7 is responsible for slowing the time down by 15 seconds or
more. I will investigate how I can improve the load time of the 'internet
explorer branding policy'.

On 5/18/07, Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  It's hard to say with any certainty. Presumably your mandatory profile
> is being dragged from a network location whereas our defaults are stored
> locally on each server. Conversely, the flex profile loading takes a finite
> amount of time. I wouldn't imagine you'd see a great performance increase
> with flex profiles. 45 secs sounds like a lot of time though. Can you guess
> how much of that is profile loading and processing? In my (not considerable)
> experience, all sorts of things can slow logins.
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]*On
> Behalf Of *Toby
> *Sent:* 18 May 2007 10:12
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Profiles on Citrix
>  Hi Angus,
> As we are using 95% mandatory profiles, the only issue I have
> encountered is performance. For example, a user logon takes approximately 45
> seconds, including login scripts etc.. Would you be able to guestimate how
> much time I could save by using flex?
> Thanks
> T.
> On 5/18/07, Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >
> wrote:
> >
> >  We had all sorts of profile troubles before went with flex profiles.
> > Everybody gets a default profile at login, which is then modified by loading
> > the flex component and a bit of Kix -scripting for particular groups. At
> > logout the flex settings are saved before the profile type is tweaked in the
> > registry to make it appear as a mandatory profile, ensuring it's dropped as
> > the session closes.
> >
> > Since starting down this route, our profile problems have vanished.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]*On
> > Behalf Of *bbeckett2000@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > *Sent:* 17 May 2007 21:08
> > *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > *Subject: *[THIN] Profiles on Citrix
> >
> > Gentlemen:
> >
> > Running PS 4.0 on Windows 2003 servers. About a dozen servers.
> >
> > We've been using roaming profiles straight out of the box, MS box, for
> > a while now. They're ok but just the nature of the beast in how they work
> > will cause their fair share of problems. I know there are several
> > alternatives out there, flex profiles for one. Can anyone give me some
> > feedback on your implementation and results for any solution, be it flex
> > profiles or some other alternative? I've heard talk of some type of database
> > or dynamic solution that *sounded *good.
> >
> >
> >

Kind Regards,
Michel Roth

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