Speed up boot time of Windows Server DC
Posted on 2013-02-05
due to limited hardware resources, I have a couple of Windows Server instances, which I boot to using bootable VHD (boot-to-VHD), mainly using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
For SharePoint development I install everything in that one OS, from Domain Controller to IIS to SQL Server to SharePoint (plus Dev Tools).
Now I got equiped with a nice big SSD but I am still not satisfied in regards to the boot time. I assume that it is mostly related to the DC role and all the necessary services ...
Is there any way to speed up the boot time?
Currently it takes 80 seconds until I can login and another 30 seconds until the desktop loading is completed.
Thanks and KR