[gptalk] Re: Reduced GPMC Performance on Vista+SP1?

  • From: "Thomas Marantz" <TomMarantz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:22:10 -0700

I agree, this definitely sounds like a DC across the WAN.


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 2:18 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Reduced GPMC Performance on Vista+SP1?


Have you tried selecting a specific global catalog server to ensure you
are not getting your connection across the wan for some strange reason?



From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Cruz, Jerome L
Sent: Fri 5/23/2008 2:15 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Reduced GPMC Performance on Vista+SP1?

I'm checking here before reporting to Microsoft.


I have been monitoring the performance of the newly updated GPMC 6.x
console (Vista+SP1 and RSAT tools). It appears to be 'extraordinarily'
slower than version 1.02 for Windows XP or the 2.x version released with
Vista RTM (though admittedly I didn't use that one much).


I threw "Performance Monitor" at the mmc process that hosts it and
noticed that it was recording literally "billions" of machine cycles
before displaying data (while on the Scopes tab) as I browsed from GPO
to GPO. This was when I was physically on my company's network (gigabit
speed on the LAN). It takes 1-2 minutes to display any information on
the Scopes tab (less on other tabs, but still slow for them as well
compared to XP). When accessing things from home while telecommuting
(1,000-2,500 kbps connection), I literally have to wait 6-7 minutes or
longer to get the data visible per GPO on the Scopes tab.


My Vista device has plenty of resources (see below). I also know that
for the GPMC to display data on the Scopes tab, it 'touches' each OU in
AD to see if the GPO is link there (I 'really' wish MS would cache this
info the first time and let 'me' choose when to refresh it...sigh), but
since Windows XP's GPMC can do this in a few seconds, what's the deal
with 6.x? Has anyone noted this same behavior? Any previous discussions
on it? Any resolutions or work around?


My PC's Hardware


Dell Latitude D630 (T2400 @ 1.83 Ghz)

Vista+SP1 (32 bit) with RSAT Tools installed

2 GB RAM with ~ 800 MB Free and Available

SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2 GB USB flash drive(plugged into USB 2.0
connection and using about 768KB for Windows ReadyBoost)

16 GB free hard disk space



Jerry Cruz | Group Policies Product Manager | Boeing IT 


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