[THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

  • From: "Mark Oliver" <Mark.Oliver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:13:06 +1300

Just ran a test on a new production Win2008 XenApp5 on Xenserver site I built 
last month.
Using GPP for drive mappings, redirected desktop, appdata, documents, 
takes~12seconds from web interface logon to having a published desktop.
Fast enough.

Mark.
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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Green
Sent: Tuesday, 12 January 2010 9:06 a.m.
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

OK, I created a little test environment on VMWare workstation.

Windows 2008 Domain, 1 x Windows 2008 server and 1 x Windows 2003 server.  
Servers spec'd the same.

Logged on with domain administrator to both boxes a few times and compared 
timings.

Looks like Windows 2008 is 5/6 secs slower to logon.

ok it's hardly a strict test environment but it's good enough for me and means 
I can rest knowing we haven't really done anything to slow down Windows 2008.

Thanks for all your help on this.

Ant.

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Green
Sent: 11 January 2010 14:18
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

Yep theres little to no difference.

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Michael Monasterio
Sent: 11 January 2010 13:59
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

Have you tried disabling the anti-virus and then compared the logon times?

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Green
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:51 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

Treated same as before, they get brand new 2008 TS profiles.  They are roaming 
same as before.

Everything is virtualised on XenServer, are there any tweaks for 2008 on 
XenServer?, we have the whole environment on XenServer (they use XenServer for 
their 2003 environment as well).

Has anyone tested logon times between base 2k3 and base 2k8 in the same 
environment?  It would be nice to know if there is noticeable difference or if 
maybe we have introduced something that is making it that much slower.

Thanks,
Ant.

PS           What should we class as "normal/good" logon times for 2k8? (With 
standard setup ie normal roaming profiles, nothing clogging up the startup, 
everything on same GB LAN etc...)

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Triana, Eduardo
Sent: 09 January 2010 21:16
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: 2008 vs 2003 login times

What about the User Profiles? How did you treat them on Windows 2008, that can 
be one of the reasons ....

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Green
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:25 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] 2008 vs 2003 login times

I've done a few upgrades recently moving people from 2003 to 2008 SP2 and 
latest Xenapp.

Nearly every time the users have noticed a longer login time.

One company went from 7 secs to 14 secs (i know it's not a long login time but 
it has doubled!).  We basically replicated their Windows 2003 setup 
(xenapp\DCs\File\Print\SQL) but have everything on Windows 2008.

Most things work ok but the login times are killing me, I'm having to explain 
why this is without really knowing why there is such a difference.    Anyone 
else notice this?  Any tips?

Thanks,
Ant.

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