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Long delay in Applying Computer Settings

We're running a 2003 domain on several 2008 (and some old 2003) servers.
our clients are windows 7. We are expericing long delays durin computer startup (Applying computer settings)

I enabled UserEnvDebugLevel and found a long delay between those lines:

GPSVC(3f4.58c) 16:04:17:914 ProcessGPO:  Found file system path of:  <\\domain.local\sysvol\domain.local\Policies\{796F34A6-843E-4F60-9900-979FE28FD90A}>
GPSVC(3f4.58c) 16:05:09:978 ProcessGPO:  Found common name of:  <{796F34A6-843E-4F60-9900-979FE28FD90A}>

{796F34A6-843E-4F60-9900-979FE28FD90A} is the unique ID of the computer policy we're applying to this computer.

I don't think its DNS related cause were never have any DNS issues.
Both
nltest /dsgetdc:domain.local
nslookup -type=srv _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.domain.local
responds quick and whitout any errors.
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steinmtoCommented:
Are the logins fast once the computer gets to that point?
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SjoerdvWAuthor Commented:
Yup. Login of 10 second max (no roaming profiles)
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Enable verbose mode.
Computer config\admin templates\system\verbose vs normal status messages = enabled

Tell us where it gets stuck.
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AdamJurCommented:
how many GPOS are being applied [inherited] to the machines that are affected? If there are numerous policies to apply, the pc performance can lag during this "Applying Settings" stage. Make sure there are no more than 3 GPO's being applied[inherited] for best performance.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
You can have up to 999 policies linked a machine or user. I currently have 78 policies linked to just my computers with a 25 second computer processing time.
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AdamJurCommented:
you cannot consolidate 78 into just a few? Having a few reduces troubleshooting time and overhead, IMO.  Thanks for posting a worthless comment not of assistance to the user.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
I was just pointing out that number of policies has very little impact on computer performance. The important thing is what is inside the policies and how often they get updated. Policies only get reapplied if the version number has changed. Having one large policy (or a few large policies) that change often mean that they whole policy is redownloaded and applied. If the large policies are static, then it doesn't make much of a difference. Each environment is different.

Here is a good article debating the difference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.01.gpperf.aspx
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SjoerdvWAuthor Commented:
Jmoody10, verbose is on. Its gets stuck on applying computer settings (as my  title says)

At this moment there's only 1 policy linked to this computer's OU (bloked policy inheritance at its parent).
But in the policy there are a lot of thigs set right for our user environment....
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
On the computer, run Gpresult /h report.htm. Upload the report here please
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SjoerdvWAuthor Commented:
I ended up creating a new policy (same settings) and removed the old one...
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SjoerdvWAuthor Commented:
Solved it by deleting the old policy
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