[gptalk] Re: Login Time Issues

  • From: "mike kline" <mkline@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:49:19 -0400

I used to disable the computer or user settings too (if unused).  Then
Darren wrote an article in Technet mag a couple of months ago and talked
about that in the article (the entire article is really good).  So that was
something I didn't need to do.


*"In addition, disabling the computer or user side of a GPO because it is
unused has little effect on policy processing performance. If a policy side
is unused, the only overhead will be in querying Active Directory to
determine that, and the same query must be performed to view the disable
option as the one that occurs to determine whether any CSEs have been
implemented for that side of the GPO. The effect of disabling a side is

To the original poster is there any more info in the logs and have you tried
to increase the logging level on the box to see if that may provide some
more clues?



On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Shane Williford <
shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  One problem is just the fact that you may have a lot of GPOs to apply.
> GPOs take time to apply. If some of your GPOs are only Computer or
> User-based, you can disable the configuration that is not utilized by the
> GPO for better performance (i.e. quicker log-in time). For example, if you
> have a GPO created with a bunch of computer settings, on the Details tab of
> the GPO you can select which part of the GPO to disable; in this case it
> would be "User configuration settings disabled". Hope that helps…
> Shane
> Shane M. Williford
> Systems Administrator
> MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
> Mazuma Credit Union
> shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx
> 816-361-4194 x6012
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> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Paul Snell
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:25 AM
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Login Time Issues
> I have a couple of users that have to wait 10-15 minutes when they login
> while GPOs are being deployed. If I move their laptops to a Test OU the
> problem disappears. If I block inheritance on the existing OU the problem
> disappears. I have therefore made the assumption that the problem is being
> caused by one of the GPOs that is being inherited from an OU above. When
> logging on their screen stays on Applying Computer Settings for the majority
> of the time it takes to login.  I have assigned all the GPOs that they
> usually run to a test OU and have been disabling them one at a time to try
> to find the offending GPO. Is there a quicker way of finding out which GPO
> is causing the problem?
> Paul
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