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Logon takes ages when using mobile account in OSX

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Hi chaps

I have a macbook air running 10.6.6. My account is an AD account and I've configured OSX to authenticate against our AD server and to create a mobile account for me.

It's all tickety boo, just right. However sometimes, not all the time though, when I'm away from the office, it takes ages to logon (about 3 minutes), as well as to unlock from sleep, and even to accept my password when installing stuff.

However it doesn't always happen. Sometimes I'll be in a cafe and it will logon instantly. I could almost understand why it might happen all the time.

Anyone else see this? Anyone know where I can start looking to solve this?

Olly
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by:beacon126
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We have seen this at our site since at least OS 10.4. We don't use AD much for the laptops now due to this issue.

Here is something that may help you:

http://techsmog.com/index.php/2011/02/23/fixing-the-slow-loginlogoutauthentication-issue-in-osx-snow-leopard/
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My best solution for this - I've tried every other one that I can think of - is a bit of a pain in the ass but it does work: turn off your Airport before shutting down/logging out/sleeping your machine.

Okay, this isn't *much* of a solution (in fact it isn't a solution, just a workaround) I'll grant you bit it will totally fix your delay issue; if your computer can't see a network, it'll just go right to using your cached login details and not spend an age searching the internet for your office's active directory servers.

I've made a habit of leaving my the WiFi off until I need it and turning it on only when I do. In the office I have an ethernet adapter so that's all good. I sign out when I leave so I get an automated Home Sync and then when I get home (or wherever) I log in fresh and then turn on the WiFi. When I go somewhere else I kill the WiFi until I am there and running.

Hope this helps!
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Havent found a workable work around for this so we have just told the users to put up with it really.
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Havent found a workable work around for this so we have just told the users to put up with it really.
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