We have about 900 netbooks/laptops that process GPO's every morning when the user logs on, many of which cover drive mappings and folder redirections. One particularly stubborn one has been the Start Menu redirection for Windows 7. The redirected start menu contains all of their applications so it's fairly vital. Some netbooks, when it's really busy, seem to want to bypass this step. They'll load without the start menu. The menu is being pulled from an EVERYONE:READ permissioned directory running on a Windows Server 2008 (Dell Powervault DL2000) server with the File Services Role installed. This really seems to come down to a timeout issue with the network being so busy. Is there any way to force the netbook's particular gpo to wait until it is fully processed before continuing?
Thanks for any help!