Windows logon debug tool

Posted on 2012-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-05-18
I'm looking for a tool that can be used to log information during a user logon process. There is a delay in the current logon process and I want to find out what is causing it. I've tried process explorer however it doesn't work well with Citrix XenDesktop environment. Any recommendations?

OS: Windows XP SP3
Citrix XenDesktop 5 on VMware
Question by:lo_oscar
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    by:Adam Leinss
    I think you will find this blog article interesting as it talks about debugging login issues with the Sysinternals tools:
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
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    What I've seen usually the delay deals with processing/loading of the user settings.
    Compare the ntuser.dat between the user experiences issues versus the others.
    Roaming profile, the size of the profile might be the issue.
    Folder redirection, offline file access settings and synchronization settings. I.e at time of logon, the system synchronizes content.

    Are there gpos that apply to this user and not others? Software deployment that errors out for this user?

    Check event logs for userenv events.
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    On Windows XP you can enable the User Environment Debug Logging. This is built in Windows XP. This article explains how to enable it:

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