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Improve log on speeds W8 to Server 2012

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I have a 2012 server with 100 Win8 clients. I work in a school and I am using roming profiles. Currently when a user logs on it takes up to a minute for the server/ client to give them access to the desktop - Windows is going through the "hi while we are getting things ready " screens. I know that I can disable this in the GPO, but all this does is supress the wlecome screens and keep the user waiting the same amount of time, but with a blank screen  which is worse as they think that the client computer has crashed. I have put the skeleton defaults into the Default userv.2 in the Netlogon of the 2012 Server,  I normally roll out new clients by making a golden disk of all the applications OS and upgrades and then clone this to each client computer. Is there something that I can add to the disk before I clone that will help, or is there somethings else that I can do on ther server to speed up the logon process.

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You are unaware of several things, it seems.

-the first logon (user profile creation) is always slow. The last windows OS that was fast even on the first logon was windows xp.
-there is nothing at the server side to be done, the logon scripts are delyed by default already (5-minute-delay)
-if the 2nd logon and further takes long (not as long as the irst, but let's say half a minute or so until it is really usable), then there are several things to check:
+disk performance (consider using SSDs in the future)
+anti virus software interfering (same old story all the time)
+a lot of services and autostarts interfering ->compare to a clean system
+profile size (compare to a local profile as well)
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Ok - thanks - I migrated straight from XP to W8, - I always think that MS are going to make their OS small and faster - don't know why - just out of interest any idea why W8 is so much slower than XP. To change to SSD's I would need 150gb disks - it is not going to be cost effective to install these across the whole site - I might buy one and see what the speed difference is

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By the way: 180 GB Intel SSDs will cost you no more than 120 USD. You will see it's worth it (although I will not yet say it is the problem here, but anyway).
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