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    Slow logon with TS clients

    We have a Windows 2003 terminal server which serves a number of old PCs with Thinstation and a number of HP terminals.

    If you logon to a thin client it logs in fine and works well. If you get a number of people logging on together (10 to 15) the clients all sit on applying your settings for ages (10 to 15 minutes) before getting to the desktop. Once on all works well and the terminals run like the proverbial greased whippet!

    We use mandatory profiles, redirected my documents, appdata and start menu.

    Any ideas what may be wrong?

    If the same class logon to a room of fat clients they are all on in under 2 mins. We know it isn't a comms issue.

    Any help gratefully recieved

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    What full specification is the Server?

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    The bottlneck will be your hard disks as it has to create/apply multiple user profiles at the same time (look at the disk activity lights when they're all logging on - they will be lit constantly). Only way I got around this was by adding another server and load balancing logons between them. Shame really as one server can easily handle 15-25 users - just not logging on at the same time

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    Thanks. We actually got it sorted the other day and in fact it now does log 25clients on at the same time - all logged on in a couple of mins.

    Very odd solution in the end - all we did was disable the RSOP feature via group policy and now it flies.

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    Hi JCollngs, we're having exactly the same problm here running brand new win 2008 server TS and HP thin client terminals- could you please let me know what you exactly have changed in GPO?

    Thanks a million for your help.

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    Yep - all we did was Computer Configuration - Admin Templates - System - Group Policy

    Turn off Resultant Set of Policy logging - Enabled


    That seemed to cure the problem. This GPO was applied to the terminal server and it seemed to cure all the issues.

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    Hi jcollings, thansks a lot for your help with this- if you don't mind asking another qestion: do I need to apply the same gpo for the students' user group as well or is it only needed on the TS OU (where ts server is).
    Thanks

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    Cool

    Thank you al for your help and this problem is now solved thanks to jcollings advice- I applied the gpo to TS server only.

    Ta- Happy New Year!



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