Slow Login to 2003 Domain using XP PRO SP2
Posted on 2007-11-17
Server - Win 2003 SBS SP2, Client- XP PRO SP2
I was experimenting with setting up a domain. I oringnally just had the domain map a drive letter to the users home directory (as set in the Active directory Users Account page)
I then started to get more adventurous and work with group policies - I started to modify the Default Domain Policy to set up folder redirection AND I also used a roaming profile (ie. set a profile path for each user). This didn't quiet work out as the roaming profiles started to make deleted files reapper (I had already tried the "Delete cashed profile bla.."). So then I disabled the roaming profiles (i.e. removed the profile path for each user) but kept the folder redirection. It's working fine except it now hangs on "Applying your personal settings" for about 20-30 seconds when at the start (before I started messing with group profiles) it was lightening fast.
It is to my understanding that when using a roaming profile, the client will download the profile from the server at this stage - but i think i'm not using roaming profiles anymore!!
This only seems to happen with XP as my 2000 pro machine seems to still be lightening fast.
The only things I really changed in the default group policy was the folder redirection and stuff relating to offline files.
Please help cheers
DNS is set up properly which is what I did at the VERY start to get the original fast login speed