[THIN] Re: Profiles on Citrix

  • From: Toby <toby.percival@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 10:38:33 +0100

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?



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.

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