Network and Classroom Management Thread, Logon Times in Technical; Hi
I have a network of about 200 users and 500 PC's. i user ranger on all of my curriculum ...
16th March 2010, 11:53 AM #1
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16th March 2010, 11:58 AM #2
Mine can be around 1.5 to 2 mins, but we are using raoming profiles, I really need to make the move to mandatory ones
16th March 2010, 12:00 PM #3
I would say up to one minute is an acceptable logon time to process scripts, policies and anything else you have set. It can depend how you've set certain policies, for example do you process logon scripts synchronously or not. This can make a difference.
Other considerations are the age/speed and memory of the machines and whether they're wired or wireless.
16th March 2010, 12:02 PM #4
There has been much talk of this @ Minimising student logon times
16th March 2010, 12:04 PM #5
RM CC3 network with roaming profiles - logon for a new clean profile takes a maximum of 35 seconds. Cached profiles usually take about 15 seconds or less depending on workstation specification.
17th March 2010, 03:58 PM #6
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About a minute first logon then 10 seconds on subsequent logons. HP Xeon 2003 server, xp pro client, 2.4g 512m. All folder redirected Very happy with this!
Hi all btw
17th March 2010, 07:43 PM #7
Here for pupils on MAN (winxp) profiles 6 seconds and for win7 12 seconds. You can reduce your logon times by getting rid of the setting up desktop applet that appears in the top left corner at logon. The thing causing this is the stubpath entries in the registry (you can delete them, I was a bit hesitant and tried it on one machine first). But of course it also depends on your network we are gigabyte to desktop.
I would say that anything over 30 seconds is unacceptable, and anyone using roaming profiles in a school environment is not doing it right, because people are moving frequently between machines roaming is a bad idea.
I also tried roaming on staff laptops and they just get screwed up with all the teachers put in their profile, now I use local profiles for laptops.
Last edited by EduTech; 21st March 2010 at 12:12 AM.
17th March 2010, 08:56 PM #8
I think folk who can't make roaming work (it does have some advantages) aren't doing it right ;b
anyone using roaming profiles in a school environment is not doing it right
Yeah, if you're letting them install random on those laptops you've got to do it that way.
I also tried roaming on staff laptops. <snip> now I use local profiles
I tend to worry more about "cold-boot > logon-ASAP > working-desktop" times. Have quite a lot of GPOs and some work to do at startup - can do that on a few years old (not flash at the time) box in around 150 secs.
The logon part which has it's fair share of user policies and roaming profiles is something like 20 - 30 secs. Note I've excluded various profile folders from roaming and also use folder redirection for my docs, favourites, app data etc.
It's worth adding that AV can have a very significant effect on boot/logon times.
Last edited by EduTech; 21st March 2010 at 12:13 AM.
18th May 2010, 03:31 PM #9
- Rep Power
We use local profiles and have a script that clears them at the end of terms. We use Ranger 7 and our first login is approx 30 seconds and subsequent logins
are approx 15 seconds. Biggest problem I always find is old desktop icons and start program menus point to old resources.
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