Windows XP Professional, the Fast Logon Optimization feature
Posted on 2009-07-15
I am in the process of trying to improve the logon process for clients (Windows XP) logging on to our domain. One of the features I have read about os the Fast Logon Optimization Feature - where a user is logged on with cached credentials and then the system tries to connect to the network.
This is exactly the feature that I would like to get working. However, I did read the documentation which states that users with logon scripts or home directory do not take advantage of this feature.
Is there a way around this? I tried doing a test with my computer by making the following change to group policy:
"Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" to disabled
It seems to still run the logon script and not use cache credentials.
Any advice would be appreciated.