I read this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238441
which describes how to stop IE5 from running through "Personalized Settings" every time it loads.
I was interested in it because of how long it takes for users to log in. We have a Mandatory profile set up, with folder redirection to the user's Homeshare, and AppSense taking taking care of the rest. Many things were stripped out the mandatory profile to make it quicker, but it still takes a rather long time to log on.
It runs through the "Personalized Settings" thing for many progams, such as Web Platform Customization, Themes, Internet Explorer, and a few others. I can't see why it needs to run through this one every logon. It this supposed to happen with mandatory profiles?
After backing up the relevant part of the registry, I went through the MS KB article and did the same on my registry for every instance I could find in the "InstalledComponents" section. Now, the logon is about 15 seconds quicker, which is great.
My first question, is what I've done above a wise move? Is there any harm to doing that?
Secondly, do you know what else I can do to speed up the logon? Are there any process that are triggered from the registry that I won't need in a mandatory profile environment?