Slow logon with drive-mappings question

I recently came across a solution at http://evilgpo.blogspot.com/2013/01/group-policy-preferences-drive-maps-and.html for possibly speeding up the logon process when a drive-mapping destination is not available. Using a wm ipingstatus check.
So when you're on a laptop remotely, off the domain, it will speed up the logon process.

However I am curious as to whether the home-drive path specified in Active Directory (H: drive in my case), when pointing to a network UNC path for the username, will slow down the logon process when you're on a laptop and off the domain? Or is that established as persistent and doesn't try to connect upon each reboot/relog?
garryshapeAsked:
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
In my experience, having a network home path does slow down the logon for remote workers who are off the domain network because the computer will try to connect.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Persistent drives try to remap.

So I clear any persistent drives and then use a script or GPO like:

NET USE  X: /Delete
NET USE X: \\server\folder

Do this for all drives.

Laptops on a domain have to connect first to map drives and may be slower. I keep laptops that are usually away off domain and map folders (desktop script) when connected. You might try that for one laptop to see what I mean.
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
So for the AD User's home-drive location that maps to the letter H:, would the recommendation be to clear that setting on their AD user account setting, and instead have a logon script to the path of their \server\path\%username% with the appropriate permissions set? That way the GPP options can be set? It doesn't appear that I have any granular control like in Group Policy for the user's home-drive location in Active Directory.

http://ivhs.us/homedirectory.JPG
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That should work. Test it on/off network to see.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@garryshape  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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