How can I reduce the XP Pro login times of 30 wireless clients.
Currently I have set up and distributed an image to 30 identical PCs all running XP Pro using the standart XP wireless connection manager. When I try to log on using a students login it takes for ever to pull down the personal preferences and so on.
This is I'm sure down to the poor network bandwidth. I was told that using a mandatory profile which is pulled not from the domain server but from the local HDD itself.
I was recommended to use a Ruckus wireless AP as I had visited a bigger School where they had previously had major issues in regards to multuple domain network logins (30-60+ clients at anyone time. which were housed in a Victorian school will huge wall thicknesses). The way they got round this was to use multiple Ruckus APs and use locally stored mandatory profiles on their wireless client PCs.
I was assured that the Ruckus wireless AP could manage 40 clients easily and also has a client bonding system that was very effective. I have excellent signal strength within the suite and have no issues in regards to connecting to the internet whilst logged in locally at the PCs
The problem is the time it takes to talk to the DM server and pull down the appropriate profile files. This is made worse by the fact that these will normally be logged on together at the beggining of a lesson.
Can I set a mandatory profile to be located on the local HDD for a domain login?
Can I still pull off the required network shares and printers?
Am I going down the right path or barking up the wrong tree?