We have a 2003 AD network. We have one laptop whose user has a "briefcase" set up. When this user logs on it takes up to 2 minutes for the Ctrl, alt, del screen to display, with most of the time displaying the "preparing network connections" screen. One thought was that the machine was synchronising the "profile". If this might be the case is there any way to speed this process up - perhaps not synchronising some folders etc. or could this possibly be caused by something else?